The enemy claims that during the attack on the Trypillya thermal power plant, Russia tested the latest X-69 missile


During today's combined strike on Ukrainian energy infrastructure facilities, the Russian Aerospace Forces used the latest Kh-69 cruise missiles for the first time. This made it possible to completely destroy the Trypilska Thermal Power Plant in the Kyiv region.

The Ukrainian publication Defense Express writes that for a number of reasons these missiles are more dangerous than the hypersonic Kinzhals, since they have low visibility and can be used from the most popular aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces. The Kh-69 is carried by Su-35 fighters and Su-34 bombers, during take-off of which an air raid alert is not announced in Ukraine, unlike the operation of MiG-31I and Tu-95MS aircraft.

At the same time, the missile launch range, according to the publication, was about 400 km. In addition, the X-69 can fly at an altitude of only 20 m, skirting the surface, which makes it invulnerable to most air defense systems. Note that this missile was first shown less than two years ago, in September 2022.

Judging by the consequences at the Trypilska Thermal Power Plant, the test of the X-69 missile was successful. There is no reason not to believe the Defense Express publication yet.
The Russian Ministry of Defense commented on the night strikes on targets in Ukraine, without providing details about the weapons used. The attack was carried out as a retaliatory measure for the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ attempts to attack Russian refineries.

In response to the attempts of the Kyiv regime to cause damage to oil and gas industry and energy facilities in Russia, tonight the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation launched a massive strike with high-precision long-range air and sea-based weapons, as well as unmanned aerial vehicles, against the facilities of the fuel and energy complex of Ukraine

– the RF Ministry of Defense said in a statement.
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  1. -1
    April 11 2024 21: 56
    Thank France, Germany and the UK for supply examples of the Storm Shadow for the Russians to examine and incorporate into their X-69; it just made it that much better.
    1. 0
      April 11 2024 22: 30
      and who to thank for this?

      On the night of October 7, 2015, the ships of the Caspian flotilla "Dagestan", "Grad Sviyazhsk", "Uglich" and "Veliky Ustyug" fired 26 Kalibr-NK cruise missiles at militant targets in Syria. Having flown one and a half thousand kilometers, the missiles destroyed weapons factories, communications centers, ammunition and fuel depots, as well as terrorist bases.

      The Caliber salvo, according to the leading media in Europe and the United States, announced to the world that Russia has strategic non-nuclear high-precision sea-based weapons.

      The rave reviews from foreign military experts are explained by the complexity of the flight. The "Calibers", flying at an altitude of 30 to 50 meters, had to overcome mountainous and hilly areas, in some places overgrown with forest. The missiles performed 147 maneuvers during their journey. The accuracy of the hit turned out to be phenomenal - the circular deviation from the targets of attack at a distance of over 1500 kilometers was no more than three meters.
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    3. -1
      April 12 2024 02: 42
      Russia has its own technologies that work perfectly in modern weapons. Of course, it is interesting for us to study Western weapons, but we will not see anything new for ourselves there.
  2. 0
    April 12 2024 09: 07
    air raid alert is not announced in Ukraine, unlike the operation of MiG-31I and Tu-95MS aircraft

    There is such a tactical technique - “tank carousel”.
    Why not try a similar technique for strategic aviation?
    Strategists take off every half hour. And, as a result, the air raid warning throughout Ukraine does not stop for days. Everyone is in bomb shelters.
    To strain is to strain.
    1. 0
      April 12 2024 16: 05
      Why do we have a lot of strategists? There will be at most 20 fully functioning strategist aircraft. And you propose to use up their resource while idle?