Russian Air Force’s MiG-31K Interceptor Jet Lost Kinzhal Hypersonic Missile During Failed Launches

On 11 August 2023, Russia launched one of many missile strikes against Ukraine. However, not all launches were successful. A MiG-31K fighter jet lost a Kh-47M2 hypersonic missile.

On that day, the MiG-31k flew with a Kh-47M2 missiles from an airfield in the Ivano-Frankivsk region. The Russian military reported to the leadership about the successful launch, however, one aeroballistic missile was lost on Russian territory.

What is most interesting is that no one went looking for the expensive weapon. It lay in the Tula region for a month. 12 September 2023 sticking in the ground missile Kh-47M2 found a local tractor driver near the village of Biryulyovka.

Law enforcement officers and representatives of the design bureau “Mashinostroyenie” went to the site. According to Tass news, Russian military decided to detonate the missile in the field.

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