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Russian MiG-31 Successfully Downs Cruise Missile in Military Drills

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A Russian MiG-31 (Foxhound) interceptor successfully downed a cruise missile that was fired by a Tu-95MS (Bear) strategic bomber over the Pemboi Range in Russia’s northwestern region, the Russian Defense Ministry’s Central Military District’s press service said Thursday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The aircraft are taking part in snap combat readiness drills in the Republic of Komi.

“The cruise missile was destroyed at an altitude of 300 meters above the ground from a distance of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from the target.”

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