Russian MiG-31 aircraft ‘armed with hypersonic missile’ spotted in Belarus

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A Russian MiG-31K Foxhound pitchy combatant equipped with an ‘unstoppable’ nuclear-capable hypersonic rocket was reportedly spotted successful Belarus.

According to the Belarusian Hajun Project, MiG-31K craft with RF-92339 fig unneurotic with the Kh-47M2 Kinzhal (Dagger) onslaught strategy was spotted successful Belarus during grooming sorties.

Moscow claims its ‘Kinzhal’ rocket strategy is “unstoppable” by existent Western weapons. The strategy is designed for a onslaught astatine targets astatine a region of implicit 2,000 km.

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The magnitude of the KH-47M2 is astir 3 meters, externally it is distinguished by the aerial intake of the ramjet air-jet motor projecting astatine the bottommost – a akin configuration is utilized connected the latest strategical missiles KH-101. The velocity of the caller rocket exceeds 4 Mach.

Image by the Belarusian Hajun Project

Hypersonic missiles are weapons designed to alert astatine speeds greater than 5 times the velocity of sound, oregon Mach 5, which is astir 3,800 mph (6,100 kph). Their velocity and quality to maneuver themselves to a people marque them highly hard to way and sprout down.

Belarus-based Russian forces pushed into bluish Ukraine astatine the commencement of Russia’s full-scale penetration of the state successful precocious February successful a bid to seizure Kyiv, a 150-kilometer thrust from the Belarusian border. Lukashenko kept his forces retired of nonstop engagement successful the invasion, portion publically supporting it and allowing Russia’s subject to usage Belarusian territory and infrastructure.

Ukrainian forces supplied with Western weapons stopped the Russian battle extracurricular Kyiv and counterattacked, prompting a Russian withdrawal from bluish Ukrainian areas astir Kyiv and a retreat into Belarus by aboriginal April.