Interceptors MIG-31 complexes with hypersonic “Dagger” stand on alert and the Central Military District. This was stated by the commander of the CVO Alexander Lapin.
According to the commander, to 2024 the district will re-equip the MiG-31 interceptor fighters from the Kansk regiment in the Krasnoyarsk Territory to carry the hypersonic complex “Dagger”.
In accordance with the equipment plan, we are re-equipping the regiment with hypersonic missiles “Dagger” to 2024 of the year
– Lapin said.
earlier it was reported, that the military department has decided to deploy hypersonic missile systems “Dagger” on the Kola Peninsula and Kamchatka for cover, including, Northern Sea Route. Most likely, under hypersonic RK “Dagger” aircraft of two military units from the naval aviation of the Russian Navy will be re-equipped, armed with MIG-31 interceptors, – in Monchegorsk in the Murmansk region and in Elizovo in Kamchatka.
At the end of November this year, the Ministry of Defense announced the passed tests of the hypersonic missile system “Dagger” in arctic conditions. The missile was launched by the MiG-31K at the target, located at the site Pemba to the north-east of Vorkuta, successfully hit.
To the newest Russian airline “Dagger” includes fighter-interceptor MiG-31K, specially designed as a carrier hypersonic missile, OTRK embodiment being air missiles “Iskander-M”.
According to official information from the Ministry of Defense, one squadron of MiG-31K with “daggers” It carries on duty in the Southern Military District, from December 2017 of the year, and from April 2018 , the MiG-31K planes make regular flights over the Black and Caspian Seas.