Lost MiG-31K’s Kh-47M2 pseudo-hypersonic found a month later by a tractor driver sticking in the ground

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By Mak Panasovskyi

On August 11, 2023, Russia launched one of many missile strikes against Ukraine. However, not all launches were successful. A MiG-31K fighter jet lost a Kh-47M2 pseudohypersonic missile.

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On that day, the Kh-47M2 missiles were sent to an airfield in the Ivano-Frankivsk region. The Russian military reported to the leadership about the successful launch, however, one aeroballistic missile was lost on Russian territory.

What is most interesting is that no one went looking for the expensive weapon. It lay in the Tula region for a month. 12 September 2023 sticking in the ground missile Kh-47M2 found a local tractor driver near the village of Biryulyovka.

Law enforcement officers and representatives of the design bureau "Mashinostroyenie" went to the site. According to the results of the analysis it was decided to detonate the missile in view of the impossibility to deliver it to the plant and restore it.

Source: @vchkogpu