MiG-31 fighter jets armed with Kinzhal hypersonic missiles have carried out 89 patrols over the Caspian and Black Seas, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu stressed during a Defence Ministry gathering on December 18.
Shiogu said that the patrols were carried in the framework of the experimental combat duty of the new hypersonic weapon.
The Kinzhal is a nuclear-capable air-launched hypersonic missile. It can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads.
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