Kinzhal missile flaws revealed in Ukraine: 15% failure rate
Recent footage from the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Ukraine highlights a curious issue with Russian Kh-47 Kinzhal missiles – they often fail to explode upon impact. This comes amid production challenges and raises questions about the quality of these "hypersonic" weapons
Defense Express writes about it.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs in Ukraine showcased the disposal of two Kh-47 Kinzhal missile warheads in the Kirovohrad region. Notably, despite hitting the ground, the warheads failed to explode. Similar incidents were observed earlier in the Kyiv region.
The missiles, designed to penetrate obstacles and then explode, seem to suffer from a reliability issue. A 15% failure rate has been identified, raising interesting questions about the quality control measures in the Russian Federation's production process.
This revelation is significant, considering the Kremlin's ambitious goals for the Kinzhal. The missiles, touted as hypersonic breakthrough weapons, were expected to play a crucial role in bypassing anti-missile defense systems. However, the recent failures, coupled with production challenges, cast doubt on their effectiveness.
The situation also points to a broader issue of production limitations. The dynamics of the ongoing war might take on a new dimension.