Russia’s Reported Use Of Hypersonic Khinzal Puzzles Pentagon

MiG-31 with Khinzal missile
Credit: Piotr Butkowski
Russia’s claim that it fired a Khinzal hypersonic missile at a munitions store in Ukraine within the past few days has left the Pentagon perplexed. While the U.S. military cannot independently confirm use of the missile, reportedly fired from a Mikoyan MiG-31 fighter outside Ukrainian airspace, it...
Brian Everstine

Brian Everstine is the Pentagon Editor for Aviation Week, based in Washington, D.C. Before joining Aviation Week in August 2021, he covered the Pentagon for Air Force Magazine. Brian began covering defense aviation in 2011 as a reporter for Military Times.

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