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 Patriot fängt  Kinzhal Überschallraketen ab infographic
Grafik zeigt Details der Kinzhal Überschallraketen und wie sie von Patriot abgefangen werden können.


Patriot fängt Kinzhal Überschallraketen ab

By Phil Bainbridge

May 17, 2023 - Russland konnte treffen, obwohl nicht zerstören, eine Patriot Batterie nachdem die Ukraine behauptete, sie hätte in US hergestelltes Raketenabfangsstemeingesetzt, um sechs Kinzhal Überschallraketen

Hypersonic missiles travel at up to ten times the speed of sound, and are designed to evade missile defence systems, partly through their speed, low trajectory, and manoeuvrability, and also due to the formation of a plasma cloud in front of the missile which interferes with radar waves.

Russia claims it is impossible for a Patriot system to intercept a Kinzhal travelling at hypersonic speeds.The optimum point at which to intercept a Kinzhal would be shortly after launch, before it has attained hypersonic speed or begun evasive manoeuvres. The range of the Patriot radar is only 150km, well below the Kinzhal maximum launch range of 2,000km.

PUBLISHED: 17/05/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: YouTube