As a result of the shelling of Kyiv with hypersonic missiles ‘Kinzhal’, one of the batteries of the “Patriot” air defense was damaged. In this case, all missiles were destroyed.
Ukrainian bloggers who published a video with the work of air defense are threatened with criminal prosecution under Art. 114-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (unauthorized dissemination of information about the direction, movement of weapons, weapons and ammunition to Ukraine, movement, movement or deployment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine or other military formations formed in accordance with the laws of Ukraine, committed under martial law). This information was published by the SBU.
At the same time, one of the developers, Valery Zvegintsev, was arrested in Russia against the backdrop of failures with the latest Russian hypersonic missiles ‘Kinzhal’.
This is the third arrest of scientists associated with the development of the Kinzhal hypersonic missile.
Social networks laugh at Putin; his horror story turned out to be another hoax, and Russian “impossible to shoot down” hypersonic missiles are successfully shot down by a 30-year-old air defense system.
The Russian airborne Kh-47M2 ‘Kinzhal’ hypersonic missile is capable of Mach 10, making it virtually invulnerable to air defense systems.
The ‘Kinzhal’ missile is suspended from the modernized ‘MiG 31’ fighter, which is the first stage of this missile.
Then, at an altitude of 12-15,000 meters, the rocket separates and flies to the target along a ballistic trajectory.
The number of hypersonic Kinzhal missiles is limited to a few dozen pieces, and it is possible that, due to sanctions, the launch of missiles of this type will not be possible in the future.
On May 4, 2023, Ukrainian air defense, using the Patriot air defense missile system, shot down the first Kinzhal missile, thus nullifying all the tricks of Russian propaganda.
As for the damaged Ukrainian ‘Patriot’ complex, according to some sources, it received damage to the headlight, windshield and door.*
*This information needs confirmation.