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Russia hit the Vinnytsia region with Kinzhal missiles – Ukrainian news / NV

MiG-31K with a mock-up of the Kinzhal hypersonic missile (Photo: wikipedia.org)

This is reported by the command of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Telegram.

The main carrier of missiles of this type is the MiG-31 fighter, Tu-22M3 and Tu-160 bombers can also be used.

«This is the latest type of missile in service with Russia. After being put into service in 2018, only a few dozen were produced. The warhead of the X-47M is 500 kg, the speed of the 3500 rocket is more than 12,000 km/h.

After being launched from an aircraft, the rocket rises to a great height in the upper atmosphere. And when approaching a target along a ballistic trajectory, it can reach speeds of about 12 thousand km / h.

«The performance characteristics of this missile do not allow the existing air defense systems in the Armed Forces of Ukraine to effectively detect and destroy it,” the command added.

It is noted that since February 24, 2022, only a few combat uses of missiles of this type have been recorded, which the invaders are trying to use on extremely important targets.

On the evening of August 7, the Russian military launched rocket attacks on the Vinnitsa region. There are casualties as a result of the hits.

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