Russian "Daggers" can destroy the American missile defense system in Europe

Russian "Daggers" can destroy the American missile defense system in Europe

According to domestic media, the Russian Defense Ministry has again transferred carriers of the Kinzhal hypersonic missiles to the Kaliningrad region. Three MiG-31K supersonic fighter-interceptors at once, specially converted for this purpose, were deployed at the Chkalovsky airfield, which caused concern among Russia's Eastern European neighbors from NATO. But what can really change just three obsolete aircraft carrying one hypersonic missile on a suspension?


The press service of our defense department stated the following verbatim about this:

Today, August 18, 2022, as part of the implementation of additional strategic deterrence measures, three MiG-31 aircraft with Kinzhal hypersonic missiles were relocated to the Chkalovsk airfield in the Kaliningrad region.

The 9-A-7660 Kinzhal or Kh-47M2 Kinzhal is Russia's first air-launched hypersonic missile system, whose main advantage is that it cannot be intercepted by existing missile defense systems. The unique speed of 12 km/h of this aeroballistic missile is provided by the Mig-345 supersonic fighter-interceptor, which actually performs the function of the first booster stage, launching in the upper, more rarefied layers of the atmosphere. Especially for this, the outdated MiG-31M was turned into the MiG-31K, which lost the ability to carry other standard weapons, except for one missile on a suspension.

The flight range of the Russian hypersonic missile is 2000 kilometers. She has a truly enormous kinetic speed, which allows her to destroy even highly protected objects, such as bunkers and command posts. Thus, the "Dagger" was successfully tested during the hostilities in Ukraine, literally laying down the ammunition depot of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Ivano-Frankivsk region, arranged in a former nuclear bunker at great depths. Also, large surface ships, such as aircraft carriers or US Navy amphibious assault ships, are called priority targets for these hypersonic air-launched missiles. It is believed that they will not be able to either escape from the blow or defend themselves. The problem will be only in targeting such a moving target.

In general, the "Dagger" is indeed a very serious weapon. The question is, what can really change just three MiG-31Ks, carrying only one irresistible missile that does not even have a special warhead?

In some domestic media, it is pointedly calculated that the flight time of London's rocket is approximately 7 minutes. However, in the UK, this hypersonic missile is unlikely to ever be used. The United Kingdom is itself a nuclear power, its strategic nuclear submarines are constantly on alert with Trident-2 intercontinental ballistic missiles on board. The war between Russia and Britain, if it ever happens, will be nuclear, and the island will be a target for the Strategic Missile Forces and the submarine of our Northern Fleet. The carrier forces of the US Navy are also unlikely to become a target for the "Dagger" from the Kaliningrad region, since in the event of a real mess, the Americans themselves will not poke their nose into the Baltic, substituting their European vassals in their place.

A more realistic task for Russian hypersonic weapons is precisely the strategic deterrence of the activity of the Eastern flank of the NATO bloc against the backdrop of the conflict in Ukraine. Scenarios are not ruled out in which Poland, Romania and Hungary will want to use a unique historical opportunity and try to return their former territories, which are still part of Western Ukraine. Russian troops with the allied forces of the People's Militia of the DPR and LPR are now bogged down in the Donbass. Whether the official Minsk wants to directly get involved in the conflict, introducing the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus into the territory of Volyn and Galicia, is a big question. Using nuclear weapons to stop the Europeans would be overkill.

In this context, only three hypersonic missiles, albeit with a conventional warhead, but absolutely irresistible, are quite a weighty argument. Elements of the American Aegis system deployed in Polish Redzikovo and Romanian Deveselu can be chosen as priority targets. For each of these facilities, one "Dagger" will be quite enough, which will instantly reduce the missile defense potential of Eastern Europe. Also, NATO command centers can be priority targets for Russian hypersonic missiles.
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  1. Nicu Offline Nicu
    Nicu (Nicu) 20 August 2022 14: 10
    +2
    Rammstein should be hit first, because this is where the worst decisions are made to conquer shame!
  2. Yuri V.A Online Yuri V.A
    Yuri V.A (Yuri) 20 August 2022 14: 35
    +1
    You cannot launch a complex missile from an aviation hangar; for this, the MiG must gain a certain speed and altitude, which the enemy will clearly not allow
    1. Alex D Online Alex D
      Alex D (Alex D) 20 August 2022 14: 42
      -3
      Quote: Yuri V.A.
      You cannot launch a complex missile from an aviation hangar; for this, the MiG must gain a certain speed and altitude, which the enemy will clearly not allow

      They will build shelters from which they will fly out on missions;)
      1. aslanxnumx Offline aslanxnumx
        aslanxnumx (Aslan) 21 August 2022 20: 22
        0
        It is easier to use Tu 22 m3 from the territory of Russia
    2. Expert_Analyst_Forecaster 21 August 2022 16: 47
      0
      The MiG must gain a certain speed and altitude, which the enemy clearly will not allow.

      How so?
      1. Yuri V.A Online Yuri V.A
        Yuri V.A (Yuri) 22 August 2022 03: 36
        -1
        The distance from the Chkalovsk airfield to the Polish border is fifty kilometers, analyze what means of detection and destruction work at such a distance and guess why Yarsy, Tu-160 and other Boreas are not found in those places
  3. Peace Peace. Offline Peace Peace.
    Peace Peace. (Tumar Tumar) 20 August 2022 14: 37
    +6
    NWO is not going with Ukraine, but with NATO itself, so it would be necessary to cut off all access roads in western Ukraine from Poland. Or am I misunderstanding something.
    1. GIS Offline GIS
      GIS (Ildus) 21 August 2022 11: 06
      0
      Look at the map and you will understand. there is a very large border and you can’t dig it all
      1. Expert_Analyst_Forecaster 21 August 2022 16: 49
        0
        There is also a border with Romania, Moldova.
      2. Peace Peace. Offline Peace Peace.
        Peace Peace. (Tumar Tumar) 23 August 2022 12: 13
        0
        I meant bridges, railway junctions, substations, etc. infrastructure, and not digging the land along the border.
  4. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 20 August 2022 15: 48
    +3
    Yes, what kind of Ramstein is there, a blow to the Parliament of England (preferably during a meeting), and there are no more MIGs left for the War Ministry ... The dagger is good, but the replacement with Vanguards, Maces and hundreds of launchers in the Kaliningrad region. more efficiently .... These are the Vanguards and the Mace in a shortened version, with a reach to Portugal, that way for 3000 km.
    1. GIS Offline GIS
      GIS (Ildus) 21 August 2022 11: 11
      +1
      exactly. the targets for the dagger are point targets, and the ramstein base you mentioned is territories. it is necessary to beat with what is intended for such territories. I'm not special, but I think Sarmat should come up. not?
  5. UVB Offline UVB
    UVB (Victor) 20 August 2022 17: 48
    +3
    That's just not necessary about the obsolescence of the MiG-31M. As an interceptor in the world, there is no aircraft with such capabilities.
  6. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 20 August 2022 21: 21
    -5
    Yeah. 3 missiles, and then the war with NATO and retaliatory missiles at command posts. Fuck the logic.
    Like Simonyanskaya, immediately with a vigorous loaf, so that someone goes to Paradise, and the rest die ...
    1. Peace Peace. Offline Peace Peace.
      Peace Peace. (Tumar Tumar) 20 August 2022 22: 07
      0
      Quote: Sergey Latyshev
      Yeah. 3 missiles, and then the war with NATO and retaliatory missiles at command posts. Fuck the logic.
      Like Simonyanskaya, immediately with a vigorous loaf, so that someone goes to Paradise, and the rest die ...

      We have nothing to lose except a shirt, and they have a lot to lose, not to mention their centuries-old culture, civilization and all sorts of crap.
      1. Vox_Populi Offline Vox_Populi
        Vox_Populi (vox populi) 21 August 2022 13: 24
        -2
        If you have nothing to lose - go to the NWO and give your life for a great cause! Or is there only enough energy for provocative comments?! lol
        1. Peace Peace. Offline Peace Peace.
          Peace Peace. (Tumar Tumar) 23 August 2022 12: 10
          0
          This is not a provocative comment, on this "slogan" we won everyone and everything.
  7. skeptic Offline skeptic
    skeptic 21 August 2022 09: 40
    +2
    Russian "Daggers" can destroy the American missile defense system in Europe

    I don't even want to read... past the title. Will not. The rest is from the evil one.
    As it all reminds of Saddam, with his invasion of Kuwait, the "disinterest" of the United States and subsequent events, like a blueprint, are repeated. The secret services of the West do not bother with diversity. But these, at the top, should have at least a little work to think, what awaits them if they surrender Russia to the end?
    Saddam was calloused to the Amers, rubbed on his asses, but neither money nor acquaintances saved him.
  8. GIS Offline GIS
    GIS (Ildus) 21 August 2022 11: 09
    0
    Quote: skeptic
    But these, at the top, should have at least a little work to think about what awaits them if they surrender Russia to the end?

    Well, those who are trying to pass can be seen from afar, but who is opposing them (and thanks to them, the SVO has not stopped and we are still alive), I think we will not see.
  9. Zenn Offline Zenn
    Zenn (Andrei) 21 August 2022 11: 11
    +2
    In addition to missiles capable of delivering an irresistible strike, one must also have fearlessness and determination to strike, and judging by the intensity with which strikes are being made on "decision-making places" in Ukraine, this is a problem.
  10. Vox_Populi Offline Vox_Populi
    Vox_Populi (vox populi) 21 August 2022 13: 23
    +1
    These 3 missiles will not be able to do anything special in the Kaliningrad region (even if you are going to strike first, their carriers are in a very vulnerable position there, to put it mildly). This is nothing more than a show of force...
    1. Expert_Analyst_Forecaster 21 August 2022 16: 52
      +1
      What's wrong with a show of force? Is it better to show weakness?
  11. zenion Offline zenion
    zenion (zinovy) 25 August 2022 21: 29
    0
    The Germans thought that with their V-2 rockets they could crush everyone, it did not work out. No need to frighten those far away, you need to show what we can do nearby.