Russia says its Su-57 stealth fighter jet will be armed with hypersonic missiles similar to the Kinzhal hypersonic missile. According to Business Insider, Moscow claims that the new missile can hit speeds of up to Mach 10 and have a range of 1,200 miles.
Many western analysts remain skeptical of the Kinzhal’s capabilities. The missile appears to be an adaptation of the Iskander-M short-range ballistic missile that flies at hypersonic speeds.
Russian state media outlet Tass says Kinzhal missiles ‘are practically impossible to detect with modern air defense systems.