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The Russian Defense announces the arrival of the "Kinzal" carriers to the Hmeimim base in Syria

The Russian Ministry of Defense announced the arrival of two MiG-31K fighters, capable of carrying hypersonic "Kinzhal" missiles, to the Hmeimim base in Syria for the first time.

The ministry explained - in a statement reported by "Russia Today" channel, today (Friday) - that joint exercises conducted by the forces of the Mediterranean Fleet and the Air Force start today, noting that as part of the exercises at the Russian Hmeimim Air Base, two training aircraft of the Russian Air Force were launched. MiG-31K", which has the ability to use the latest hypersonic missiles, including the Kinzhal.

For his part, the commander of one of the MiG-31K fighters said that by order of the military command, hypersonic missile carriers will perform "training missions" in Syria.

And Russian military sources reported - earlier - that the hypersonic "Kinzhal" missile can exceed the speed of sound by ten times, and is capable of traveling a distance of two thousand kilometers and bypassing all current air and missile defense systems.