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Russian strategic bomber to extend Kinzhal hypersonic missile’s range





The range of the Kinzhal air-launched hypersonic missile will reach about 3,000 km aboard the new Tu-22M3 carrier bomber compared to over 2,000 km on board the MiG-31K fighter jet, a source in the domestic defense industry told TASS on Wednesday.
"The Kinzhal is an air-launched missile system and, therefore, it is necessary to look at its range, considering the combat radius of its carrier. For the Tu-22M3, aboard which the missile will soon be tested, the hypersonic missile’s target destruction range will equal over 3,000 km," the source said.
TASS