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Russia increases production of hypersonic missiles – Rostec — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

Moscow used the Kinzhal missile, believed to be able to penetrate all existing air defenses, in its conflict with kyiv

Russia’s Rostec has accelerated production of Kinzhal (Dagger) hypersonic missiles, industrial director of the defense conglomerate Bekhan Ozdoev revealed. He added that the quantity of other types of military equipment and munitions produced has also increased dramatically.

On Tuesday, Interfax quoted Ozdoev as saying that the figures for some munitions have increased tenfold. He noted that “among other things, the production of missiles for the “Kinzhal”, “Iskander” and “Pantsir” systems, aerial bombs, artillery shells and tanks is accelerating.»

According to Ozdoev, Russian defense manufacturers are increasingly producing tanks, armored vehicles and multiple-launch rocket systems. The director added that there were also plans to increase production of military drones, with work underway on the development of guided artillery munitions.

Last July, Rostec Deputy CEO Vladimir Artyakov said the state-owned company had “seriously moved into mass production“Kinzhal missiles, which were previously limited by the need for”completely complete the research and development.»

So whatever the Ministry of Defense asks of us, we do it with quality and deliver the quantities they need,” Artyakov said at the time.

The Kinzhal has been in service with the Russian military since 2017. The missile can travel at speeds of up to Mach 12 (approximately 14,800 km/h), while constantly performing evasive maneuvers, which would allow it to penetrate all existing air defenses.

Russia has used Kinzhals several times during its conflict with Ukraine.

kyiv has claimed that U.S.-supplied Patriot batteries are capable of intercepting Russian hypersonic missiles, and has done so on several occasions.

The Russian Defense Ministry, in turn, said that the number of interceptions alleged by Ukraine was greater than the number of such missiles actually fired by Moscow’s forces during the conflict.

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