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Closer to Europe: Russia deploys MiG-31 fighters with “Daggers” near Kaliningrad

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The aircraft will be on duty around the clock at the Chkalovsk airfield with hypersonic missiles. Finland noticed that 2 fighters had entered its airspace.

The Russian army deployed 3 MiG-31I aircraft with Kinzhal hypersonic missiles at the Chkalovsk airfield in the Kaliningrad region. This was reported by the Russian agency TASS with reference to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

Military officials said the maneuvers were part of additional strategic deterrence measures.

The aircraft cooperated with combat aircraft of the 6th Army of the Russian Air Force, air defense of the Baltic Fleet and naval aviation.

The Russian Ministry of Defense has announced that the MiG-31I will be on duty at the airport around the clock with its Kinzhal hypersonic system.

Russian Space Forces Deputy Commander-in-Chief Lieutenant General Sergey Dronov confirmed that the Russian army is using Kinzhal missiles to fire on Ukraine.

MiG-31 aircraft flew to Finland

The Finnish Ministry of Defense reported that 2 Russian MiG-31 fighters are suspected of violating airspace in the Gulf of Finland near Porvoo, near the capital Helsinki.

The planes flew at an altitude of 1 kilometer and headed west. The Finnish Air Force went to air planes to detect violations.

Finnish border guards began to investigate the case. The ministry recalled that in May this year, a Russian MI-17 transport helicopter violated Finnish airspace twice. The helicopter occupied the territory of Finland several hundred meters.

“Kinzhal” is a complex with hypersonic aerobalistic missiles that hit targets at a distance of up to 3,000 kilometers. Projectile speed – up to 12 thousand kilometers per hour. Ukrainian air defense cannot effectively detect and destroy these missiles. The main carrier of the “Dagger” are the MiG-31 fighter, the Tu-22M3 and Tu-160 bombers.

Focus previously wrote about the bombing of military facilities in the Vinnitsa region by the Russian Armed Forces on 7 August with Kh-47M Kinzhal hypersonic missiles. Invaders use these types of rockets to attack very important targets.

The Russians first fired Kinzhal missiles at an underground ammunition depot in the Ivano-Frankivsk region on March 19.

Source: Riafan

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