MiG-31 fighter interceptors with dagger hypersonic systems will take up combat duty in the Central Military District. This was stated by the commander of the Central Military District Alexander Lapin.
According to the commander, until 2024 the district will re-equip the MiG-31 fighter-interceptors from the Kansky regiment in the Krasnoyarsk Territory under the carriers of the dagger hypersonic complex.
In accordance with the equipment plan, we are re-equipping the regiment with dagger hypersonic missiles until 2024
- said Lapin.
Earlier it was reported that the military department decided to deploy hypersonic dagger missiles on the Kola Peninsula and Kamchatka to cover, including the Northern Sea Route. Most likely, under the hypersonic RK "Dagger" will be converted aircraft of two military units from the marine aviation The Russian Navy, armed with MIG-31 interceptors, is in Monchegorsk in the Murmansk Region and in Yelizovo in Kamchatka.
At the end of November this year, the Ministry of Defense reported on past tests of the dagger hypersonic missile system in arctic conditions. The missile was launched by the MiG-31K for a target located at the Pemboy training ground to the north-east of Vorkuta, which it successfully hit.
The newest Russian dagger air company includes the MiG-31K fighter-interceptor, specially upgraded as a carrier of a hypersonic missile, which is an aircraft version of the Iskander-M OTRK missile.
According to the official information of the Ministry of Defense, one MiG-31K squadron with “Daggers” has been on duty in the Southern Military District since December 2017, and since April 2018, the MiG-31K aircraft have regular flights over the Black and Caspian Seas.