Russia Creates Its First Hypersonic Strike Regiment

Mikoyan MiG-31K aircraft

Two MiG-31s carry the Kinzhal air-launched hypersonic missile on belly stations.

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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