Photo of MiG-31K with the prototype "Dagger" confirms the presence of hypersonic weapons in Russia

Over the past five-year period, skeptics who doubt the capabilities of Russian science and the military-industrial complex have argued that Russia has no hypersonic weapons, but only "propaganda" based on "cartoons." However, a photo of the first flight of a MiG-31K heavy fighter-interceptor with a prototype of the 9-A-7660 Dagger aeroballistic missile (Kh-47M2 Dagger), taken in 2016, suggests otherwise.

The recently published snapshot proves that the development was not just "on paper" to intimidate the West, but was carried out in reality. Design bureaus, research institutes and enterprises worked, and then all kinds of tests were carried out. It is no secret that the "Dagger" is an aviation version of the "Iskander" OTRK and is based on a very real ammunition.

It should be added that after the successful conduct of a number of additional tests, on December 1, 2017, the aforementioned hypersonic aviation missile system began experimental combat duty at the airfields of the Southern Military District. Moreover, the flights were made, including with refueling in the air.

In the first quarter of 2018, operational military tests of the "Dagger" began, after which it was put into service. Since April 2018, MiG-31K interceptors have been on routine duty over the waters of the Black and Caspian Seas as part of strategic containment.

In addition, the military even showed the use of the Dagger during the Aviadarts competition of the International Army Games in August 2019. In November 2019, the Dagger was successfully tested in the Arctic, which proved its capabilities in the harsh climatic conditions of the Far North.
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  1. Igor Pavlovich Offline Igor Pavlovich
    Igor Pavlovich (Igor Pavlovich) 2 February 2021 15: 56
    I wonder what confirms this photo ??? Or video ???

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  2. alex5450 Offline alex5450
    alex5450 (Alex L) 2 February 2021 17: 25
    The dagger is an ordinary ballistic missile (nee "Iskander"), which for political reasons was recorded in the fashionable "hypersound".
  3. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 2 February 2021 19: 20
    Yes, some anonymous bullshit.
    No one doubted about the Dagger.
    Tk. the tried and tested Iskander, where instead of the 1st stage - Mig, and instead of the 1st space (as before) - hypersound.
    Doubted on VoyenSytakh the accuracy of the guidance to ships in electronic warfare conditions.
    1. alex5450 Offline alex5450
      alex5450 (Alex L) 3 February 2021 18: 03
      Doubted at all in any tip to the ships. And even now, many doubt it.
  4. Igor Berg Offline Igor Berg
    Igor Berg (Igor Berg) 6 March 2021 13: 18
    Any layout can be hung up. Where is the launch and hit?