[Killer Queen Black]Russia deploys carrier-killer Kinzhal missile to Med as HMS Queen Elizabeth sails
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Russian fighter jets armed with a new hypersonic “aircraft carrier killer missile” have been sent to a base in Syria to monitor the Royal Navy’s HMS Queen Elizabeth strike force which is sailing in the eastern Mediterranean.
It is the first time Russia has deployed its Kinzhal hypersonic missile overseas. It is claimed to be capable of flying at ten times the speed of sound (12,350kph or 7,670mph) and has a range of about 2,000km (1,250 miles).
The Kh-47M2 Kinzhal (Dagger) missile was one of the new generation of weapons highlighted by President Putin in 2019. He claimed that Russia was the first country to deploy a hypersonic weapon. The missile can be armed with a nuclear warhead.
It is being carried by two MiG-31K