The complexity of the defeat is much higher, – Ignat called the latest threat to Ukrainians from the sky
Russian terrorists have newer weapons that are difficult to shoot down with Ukrainian air defenses. This is the X-47 Kinzhal hypersonic aeroballistic missile.
These missiles are fired from MiG-31K aircraft. This was told by the speaker of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Colonel Yuri Ignat in an exclusive interview with Channel 24.
What is known about the latest Russian missiles
According to Ignat, the Kh-47 Kinzhal hypersonic aeroballistic missile is used from MiG-31K aircraft. The complexity of its defeat is conditionally several times higher than the Kh-22, due to the significantly higher flight speed, even less time for the response of equipment and humans.
Until recently, their use was of a one-time nature, but the recent volley of 6 missiles (Russia fired 6 “Daggers” on the night of March 9 – Channel 24) confirms the true danger of these weapons and the critical need for modern air defense, – the speaker of the Air Force emphasized.
What other missiles are difficult to shoot down air defense
Ignat noted that “narrow-profile” aviation anti-radar missiles Kh-31P and similar short-range air-to-ground missiles, so to speak, of the lower, tactical level, also do not go down. But for the most part, they pose a threat only near the line of combat.
“We all talk about this honestly, so as not to uselessly inspire some hope. We are not Russia and we cannot lie to our own people,” the colonel emphasized.
Air defense systems with which Ukraine can protect itself from “Daggers”
Recently, Colonel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, instructor pilot and military expert Roman Svitan said that the Patriot and SAMP / T systems can shoot down “Daggers”. Here the question is only in the range of detection and destruction. The range of such anti-aircraft missile systems is approximately 35 to 45 kilometers.
In addition, there is another powerful anti-missile system in Israel – Hetz. The military expert said that we will not receive it yet, but this may be the direction of the work of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.