An unidentified object exploded near the Russian city of Stavropol – Letene.com

An unidentified object exploded near the Russian city of Stavropol – Letene.com
An unidentified object exploded near the Russian city of Stavropol – Letene.com

On September 14, 2022, an unidentified flying object crashed near the Russian city of Stavropol, about 350 kilometers from the Ukrainian border.

Upon impact with the ground, the object caught fire and rescue teams quickly arrived at the crash site to control the flames. At that moment, however, the facility exploded, injuring six people, including four local residents and one firefighter. The firefighter suffered severe burns and was hospitalized.

According to Russian media, the as-yet-unidentified object was a Ukrainian Tu-141 Strizh reconnaissance drone, as Ukraine is currently the only known operator of these drones.

However, a post on Twitter refuted this claim, pointing out similarities between the remains of the object and the Russian Dagger missile. You can see the Twitter post below this article. The photos in the publication clearly show elements characteristic of these Russian hypersonic missiles, which the Ukrainian armed forces do not have.

What is the “hypersonic” Dagger missile?

Russia touts the Kinzhal missile (pictured above) as an air-launched hypersonic weapon that can be carried by the Tu-22M bomber or the MiG-31 heavy interceptor.

According to official Russian sources, the missile can reach maximum speeds of MACH 10 to MACH 12 (10 to 12 times the speed of sound). The presence of the booster in the wreckage indicates that the missile was most likely accidentally dropped from the carrier aircraft.


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