Su-57 jets to be equip with hypersonic missiles
- December 6, 2018
According to TASS, Su-57 will be equipped with hypersonic missiles with characteristics similar to that of the Kinzhal missile.
No details were given about characteristics of the new missiles or when they will be tried.
Russian Aerospace Defense Forces’ MiG-31K jet fighters are equipped with Kinzhal hypersonic missiles. Kinzhal missiles are practically impossible to detect with modern air defense systems. Their range exceeds 2,000 km.
According to open sources, the Kinzhal missile was designed on the basis of Iskander ground-based missile defense systems.