Russia Successfully Launches New Kinzhal Hypersonic Missile

March 12, 2018 5:16 pm Last Updated: March 12, 2018 5:16 pm

Russia successfully launched its new hypersonic Kinzhal missile as part of President Vladimir Putin’s much-vaunted armaments boost on Saturday, March 10, its defense ministry said.

Video released by the ministry showed a military jet taking off carrying a large missile before launching it mid-flight.

President Vladimir Putin unveiled an array of new weapons on March 1, ahead of a presidential election he is expected to win comfortably on March 18.