Kh-47M2 Kinzhal missile
“Such a product will, in any way be beneficial. This is the most powerful weapon, and other countries do not have it. The hypersonic complexes from the airports of the Northern Fleet will be very useful.” Covering both the northern and northwestern territories. In particular, the missile not only has supersonic speed but also has the ability to maneuver when in flight. This feature makes missiles much more difficult to shoot down for present and future missile defense and air defense systems, military experts say.
Currently, the Kinzhal air defense systems that can intercept the Kinzhal simply do not exist. Therefore, these missiles can perform the assigned tasks effectively in the necessary case, “said Lt. Gen. Valery Gorbenko.
Along with that, Russian military expert Vladislav Shurekin also affirmed that the Kinzhal deployment would make the Arctic quieter. Starting in 2021, MiG-31 supersonic fighter pilots deployed in Siberia will begin to learn how to use the Kh-47M2 Kinzhal supersonic missile.
“The pilots using the 712 Aviation Regiment’s MiG-31 interceptors will take part in special training classes for operating Kinzhal from the end of 2021,” the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.
By 2024, this unit will be fully received by Kinzhal. The Regiment is stationed in areas of war range in the Arctic, Far East and Central Asia. The purpose of the training is to improve the ability to use Kinzhal in special circumstances.
Talking about Russia’s plan to bring hypersonic missiles to the Arctic, this expert said Moscow would establish a powerful fighting force in the Krasnoyarsk Krai region.
In order to increase the combat capabilities of the current Russian armed forces in a short time, Russia needs military clusters with such a strategic direction. Therefore, the deployment area of MiG-31 and Kinzhal is very reasonable.
The MiG-31 can quickly maneuver from Siberia to the northeast, southeast and northwest directions. The situation in all these strategic directions is not stable, especially after the US withdrew from Afghanistan, the situation in Central Asia is more likely to develop new variables.