Russia Creates Its First Hypersonic Strike Regiment

Mikoyan MiG-31K aircraft
Mikoyan MiG-31K aircraft (pictured) may be converted to MiG-31Is and sent to new Russian Far East squadrons.
Credit: Piotr Butowski/AW&ST
Russia has created a new Aerospace Forces unit, the first regiment of the Mikoyan MiG-31 Kinzhal (Russian for “dagger”) strike aircraft. During a Dec. 21 Russian defense ministry annual review and look ahead, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said, “An independent aviation regiment has been formed...

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