(From The Washington Examiner)
Russia on Saturday announced it has fit 10 of its fighter jets on test combat duty with new air-launched hypersonic missiles that top officials say can dominate any missile defense system.
“It is a cutting-edge weapon, namely a hypersonic long-range missile capable of overcoming air and missile defenses,” said Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov, according to TASS, Russia’s state-run media outlet.
“It is invincible, having serious combat might and potential,” he said. “The MIG-31 is its carrier as the jet is the most fitted for accelerating this missile to required speeds.”