MW: production of Kh-47M2 "Dagger" missiles in Russia increased five times

The American Military Watch Magazine reports that Russia was able to increase the production of Kh-47M2 Kinzhal hypersonic missiles by five times. This conclusion was made on the basis of a statement by the Ukrainian Minister of Defense Reznikov, who reported that the Russian Federation had at least 80 Kinzhals, while in January of this year the stocks of these missiles were estimated at 50 units.

Ukrainian sources said Russia has managed to increase missile production fivefold, producing 10 Kinzhals per month […] As production lines in Russia, in particular for missiles, operate at increased wartime output, production of more Kinzhals remains very possible

writes MW.

The magazine assumes that the Russian Federation has managed to multiply the production of "Daggers" by modernizing one of the lines producing missiles for the Iskander complex. MW emphasized that Russia uses its hypersonic Kh-47M2 rarely and only to destroy high-value targets. As you know, the last of them was the American Patriot air defense system.

The publication also notes that the Russian Federation can, in a fairly short time, increase the fleet of aircraft carrying Kh-47M2 "Dagger" MiG-31K / I missiles by putting into operation the stored aircraft.

The number of MiG-31Ks could also potentially rise rapidly due to Russia's massive stockpile of hundreds of MiG-31s, many of which only served a fraction of their useful lives before being put into storage after the end of the Cold War.

says MW.

The magazine assumes that, despite the increase in the production of hypersonic missiles, their use in the Ukrainian conflict zone will remain very limited. MW assumes that Russia will stockpile "Daggers" in case of a direct confrontation with NATO.
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  1. krot Online krot
    krot (Paul) 25 May 2023 17: 42
    I hope about 30 Daggers already have a nuclear warhead, in case of a war with NATO
  2. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 26 May 2023 10: 52
    Increasing the capabilities of the air defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the arrival of "Patriot" and others, the capabilities of "Caliber" has decreased (often lost on tips from NATO), which means that we need means that are less dependent on enemy air defense. This was proved by Daggers and Iskanders. Conclusion: The production of "Daggers" and "Iskanders" must be increased by orders of magnitude, improving and reducing the cost, expanding the range of carriers, such as S-34, Su-35, etc. For UAVs, also increase the production of a new generation of "Geraniums", providing with simplified jet engines, to increase the speed at times, which is a weak point, improve accuracy, and so on. The SVO determines the directions for the development of weapons, the main thing is to quickly and efficiently rebuild, which is an old problem for today's Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
  3. Constantine N Offline Constantine N
    Constantine N (Constantin N) 26 May 2023 11: 56
    yes, if there are 1000 of them, it’s about nothing, Europe needs 100 thousand, and even then with a ground launch for a more or less simultaneous launch
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 27 May 2023 00: 08
      Replica. Only nuclear weapons can be fought with the EU, otherwise nothing, no thousands of daggers will help. With the APU, thousands will make the weather ...
    2. twice-born Offline twice-born
      twice-born (Sergei) 27 May 2023 23: 39
      And why should we fight with Europe?!
  4. twice-born Offline twice-born
    twice-born (Sergei) 27 May 2023 23: 38
    Well, just the enemy bourgeois and fascists know everything how many secret missiles, planes and, in particular, "Daggers" we have, and how many we are now releasing! Yeah, they seem to be straight from the factory and the MO is informed every month! Who are you listening to?!