Three MiG-31 aircraft with hypersonic Kinzhal missiles were deployed at the Chkalovsk airfield in the Kaliningrad region as part of Russia’s “additional strategic deterrence measures”.
On August 18, the Russian Ministry of Defense claimed that the aircraft with the Kinzhal ballistic missiles will be put in round-the-clock combat duty at the airfield. It was added that during their flight to the Kaliningrad region the aircraft worked out military interaction with the fighter aircraft of the Russian 6th Red Banner Leningrad Army of Air and Air Defence Forces and the naval aviation of the Baltic Fleet.
The Kh-47M2 Kinzhal (from Russian: “Dagger”) is a nuclear-capable air-launched ballistic missile (ALBM). It has the range of over 2,000 km, the speed of ~Mach 10 speed, and is capable to perform evasive maneuvers at every stage of its flight. The missile can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads. The main carriers of the missile are MiG-31K fighter jets and Tu-22M3 long-range bombers. The Su-57 fifth generation fighter jet is also set to be capable to use the weapon. The Kh-47M2 Kinzhal was put on the experimental combat duty at air bases in Russia’s Southern Military District.
The Kinzhal missiles were already used by the Russian military in Syria and Ukraine.
In February, a pair of MiG-31s with weapons similar to Kinzhal were already temporarily transferred to the region. Now, the hypersonic complexes are permanently put on round-the-clock combat duty.
The deployment of Russian fighters with hypersonic Kinzhal missiles is a clear sign to the political West.
On August 19, the head of the Ministry of Defense of Lithuania commented on the Russian manoeuvres claiming that this deployment would not significantly affect the balance of power in the region.
Indeed, three aircraft with several hypersonic missiles do not pose a major threat to Europe. At the same time, they demonstrate the Russia’s readiness to raise the stakes. The sides are yet to define the limits of escalation.
Earlier, Iskander-M high-precision missile complexes were the most long-range weapons deployed in the region. These cruise missiles can fly up to 500 km to protect the borders of the Kaliningrad region. In turn, Kinzhal missiles can fly up to 2000 km and are hard to be intercepted by European air defense means. Thus, the Russian military in Kaliningrad can even hit the western coast of Great Britain.
Russia’s decision to reinforce its positions in the Kaliningrad region is likely a response to the hostile claims and actions by several European countries. The recent statement by the Estonian authorities about their intention to turn the Baltic Sea into a “NATO inland sea” did not contribute to any detente. On August 15, an RC-135 RC-135 aircraft of the British Air Force violated the Russian airspace in the area of Cape Svyatoy Nos in the Barents Sea. The crew of the MiG-31bm aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces forced the reconnaissance aircraft out of the territory of the Russian Federation.
By sending the MiG-31 to Kaliningrad, Moscow demonstrates its readiness to accept the challenge and, in turn, raised the stakes in the ongoing confrontation with NATO.
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Nato HQ and Fuckingham Palace would not know what hit them.
Well said, I want to see them both wiped out. Horah to Russia federation.
𝗠𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵 𝗺𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗱𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗲𝘅𝘁𝗿𝗮 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 $𝟮𝟲𝗸 𝘀𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗹𝘆 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗶𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗱𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗲𝗮𝘀𝘆 𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗽𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗶𝘁𝘆. 𝗜 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗱 $𝟭𝟴𝟲𝟯𝟱 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗰𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗻 (𝗻𝗮𝘂-𝟯𝟬) 𝗱𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆𝗯𝗼𝗱𝘆 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲𝘀 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘆 𝗼𝗻 𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗱𝗶𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘆 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗶𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴.
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Possession of such superior weapons should be matched with balls and guts to use them, I’m still waiting for one to hit the comedian lair in Kiev.
Oslo, Helsinki and Stockholm are what they named the missiles.
Warsaw is first. Polish catholic who*res must have priority.
3 more gifts to teach hillbilly anglos manners
The Putin cockroaches already raised the stakes when they threatened to commit terrorist attacks against the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. Everybody around the world knows that Russia is a terrorist state and that a terrorist human cockroach like Vladimir Putin will do anything for his own self preservation. He’s a desperate monster.
Little pissshit Zizilenski should just do what he does best, play piano with his dick.
Be careful, some Polish kid might blow them up with a homemade drone.
Don’t worry they are working a deal with Ghost of Kiev to walk into the base and steal them off the runway.
LOL, but, no doubt Zelinsky believes it.
Nothing would shock me after all the incompetence that has been displayed. At least the price of Nat Gas is up, that seems to be the only thing that really matters to the Kremlin.
It’s just as well that churchill isn’t still around as we in Blighty would probably be dead already. He couldn’t fail to start a fight, with anyone. That’s what drink and debt does for you.
In Blighty, we still put up with privileged degenerates who are unfit for their positions. It’s either that or they ain’t doing their jobs. By now churchill would have sent bomber command to ensure a response from Russian military tech.
I see you know the inner workings of Churchill,s mind -wanted the USA to continue WW2 fighting Soviet Russia -known to answer his door naked -didn’t like the picture of himself painted to “honour him ” payed for by Parliament.
He also got Oswald Mosley ( Blackshirts ) British Nazi leader released from prison and confined with his wife at home.
He approved of “Bomber Harris ” bombing Dresden etc.
And as I am Scottish he COVERED UP the Clydebank Blitz – grounded the RAF and let them bomb “the hell ” out of Clydebank – I have never forgotten that – no other large town in the UK had the RAF -stand down .
Book: Bodyguard of Lies by Anthony C. Brown documents how the British left all their major cities to be bombed by the Luftwaffe and did nothing to stop it. On purpose.
Churchill couldn’t wait for his war but he bit off more than he could chew IMO. He got his people into a war that Hitler never wanted, and one that cost an empire and 50 years of debt repayments to the USadmin. Not that i am in favour of empires or anything.
I wonder whether Clown Boris may be eying the post as UK Foreign Minister when the next Prime Minister sidles into Downing Street.
Boris would likely bang the drums of war.
If its LIz Truss she is another “Killery ” ( Clinton ) backed by the US military industry ( financially ).
Maybe an Ambassador to Turkey or the US? Either one would be like a homecoming for him.
HomoUSNato should have listened to Churchill…”dont fuck with Moscow”
Churchill and Alisteir Crowley are almost identical in photos.
only 3? I guess that someone in Russia does not want to win the war, becasue the first step to achieve it is to deploy an overwhelming force and not to let the enemy any kind of defense. You can then, destroy their armed forces or take it prisoners and send them to siberia. As they did in WW2.
There is some truth to that, but concentrating many high-value targets in such a thight and hard-to-supply spot is a big risk, too.