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Russia test-fires ‘ideal’ hypersonic missile

MOSCOW: Russia said Sunday it successfully launched a hypersonic missile which President Vladimir Putin called “an ideal weapon” as he unveiled a new array of next-generation arms earlier this month. The high-precision Kinzhal (Dagger) missile was launched from a MiG-31 supersonic interceptor jet that took off from an airfield in the South Military District in Russia’s southwest, the defence ministry said. “The launch went according to plan, the hypersonic missile hit its target,” the ministry added. The ministry…