Russian MiG-31K fighters may strike at Thule US air base, according Denmark
MOSCOW, (BM) – Russian MiG-31K fighters armed with “Kinzhal” hypersonic missile systems can strike at the Thule American airbase in northern Greenland, according to the Danish newspaper Berlingske, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
A similar conclusion was made in Denmark’s oldest permanent newspaper, the country that is one of the founders of NATO, noting that Russia has modernized the runway on the Franz Josef Land archipelago, from which military men can now take off and where they can land aircraft.
The publication notes that Russia’s long-standing efforts to build up military power have now begun to bear fruit. The fire at the only Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, which occurred in December, which, despite various difficulties, continues to be repaired, is considered by Berlingske as one of the evidence of this.
In August, the Zvezda TV channel published footage of the MiG-31K with the Kinzhal complex at an air show held at the Dubrovichi training ground as part of the Army International Games.
“Kinzhal” along with other weapons in a message to the Federal Assembly in March 2018 was presented by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
According to open data, the “Kinzhal” is a modernized version of the quasi-ballistic single-stage guided solid-fuel rocket 9M723 of the Iskander complex, the carrier of which is the MiG-31 long-range all-weather supersonic fighter-interceptor.
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