Hypersonic missiles "Zircon" want to put on the MiG-31 fighter jets

Russian MiG-31 fighters will equip Zircon missiles.

Source at the Military University of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported that the possibility of air-based Russian hypersonic Zircon missiles is currently being considered. The missiles are supposed to be equipped with supersonic MiG-31 interceptor fighters, which today already carry the X-47М2 hypersonic missiles, which are part of the Dagger aircraft missile system.

According to the source, we are talking about creating at once two variants of air-based hypersonic “Zircon” missiles - one of them is intended for attacking ground and sea targets, while the other is intended for hitting air targets, including the means of strategic aviation of the enemy and ballistic missiles.

Today, it is known from official data that it is intended to equip hypersonic Zircon rockets exclusively with ships and submarines, however, a source at the Military University of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reports that work is underway on the creation of air-based missiles.

According to preliminary data, the air-based Zircon missiles will have a range of 1500 kilometers.

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