Russia Tests Kinzhal Missile in Arctic

On November 30, Russian state media reported the country’s military test fired a Kh-47M2 Kinzhal missile from a MiG-31K earlier this month. The fighter aircraft took off from Olenegorsk air base and fired the Kinzhal against a ground target at the Pemboi training ground in Russia’s Komi Republic. The launch reportedly took place in mid-November. The Kinzhal is an air-launched ballistic missile (ALBM), likely derived from Russia’s ground-launched Iskander-M. It has a range of 1,500-2,000 km.