Daggers, Stones and Foxbats

Stories about new strategic weapons under development in Russia, interspersed with video displays, eclipsed all other topics during the annual speech by Russian President Vladimir Putin before the joint chambers of the Russian parliament on March 1. This year’s two-hour presentation was perhaps more significant because it took place just weeks before the presidential election later. Piotr Butowski analysed the details

A series of take-off shots featuring RSK MiG’s MiG-31 592 loaded with a variant of the 9M723 Iskander missile developed by KB Mashinostroyeniya in Kolomna, which looks to be about 8m long. The age of these images was not given by the Russian Ministry of Defence.
The Kremlin

VLADIMIR PUTIN announced evaluation of a hypersonic aircraft-launched missile system dubbed Kinzhal (dagger) had been completed.

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