Is this the missile Russian President Putin says he can defeat anything in the US arsenal with?

The Kinzhal missile was launched from a MiG-31 aircraft that took off from an airfield in south-western Russia, the defence ministry said. “The launch went according to plan: the hypersonic missile hit its target,” the ministry said.

It released footage of two pilots preparing for a flight and then running towards a jet carrying a large missile.

Set to rousing, patriotic music, the video showed a missile detaching from the airborne plane and gliding across the sky, leaving a fiery trail. – The Guardian

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