Russian Federation test fires hypersonic missile, Kinzhal misile

Russian Federation test fires hypersonic missile, Kinzhal misile

He argued that his country was stockpiling new types of weapons because America pulled out of the anti-ballistic missile treaty with Russian Federation in 2002.

Russian Federation claimed to have successfully test-launched a hypersonic missile, one of a range of nuclear-capable weapons announced by president Vladimir Putin earlier this month.

Russian Federation says it successfully completed a test launch of the hypersonic missile President Vladimir Putin touted as an "ideal weapon" in early March.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the destruction of passenger planes that have been reported to carry a bomb for the objective of assaulting the opening of the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014.

In this video grab on March 1, 2018, a Russian MiG-31 fighter jet releases the new Kinzhal hypersonic missile during a test at an undisclosed location in Russia.

Dmitry Rogozin, the deputy prime minister, said on Facebook that work had been carried out to modernise the "unique" MiG-31 that will carry the missile.

"Performance characteristics and time indicators of the Kinzhal high-precision airborne missile system were confirmed during the hypersonic missile launch", the ministry said.

The missile has been deployed in the Southern Military District since December 1.

In it, he said he received a phone call from security officers as the ceremony was about to start, reported news agency Reuters. The flight then continued its way toward Turkey.

Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White downplayed Putin's comments, saying the USA military was capable of defending the country from any threats.

Since the USA intelligence community concluded in January 2017 that Russian Federation engaged in a wide-ranging hacking-and-propaganda campaign to sway the presidential election, there has been mounting evidence pointing to an organized state effort.

After Putin's controversial remark, the American Jewish Committee tweeted: "President Putin suggesting that Russian Federation minorities, be they Ukrainian, Tatar, or Jewish, were behind USA election is eerily reminiscent of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. They do not impact any need on our side for a change in our deterrence posture". Regardless of "how much money they want to put into this arms race with themselves", Mattis said, the US approach remains the same.

The documentary showed pictures of the September 11 attack and said that "Olympic staff in Sochi knew recent history" before Putin told filmmakers that he had ordered officials to follow the plan.