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The U.S. Navy's AEGIS Missile Defense vs. Russia's Supersonic Kh-31 Cruise Missile: Who Wins?


by Dave Majumdar

The Russian Navy will be deploying Sukhoi Su-30SM Flanker-H fighters to its Baltic Fleet in 2017.

The powerful multirole fighters will be equipped with the Kh-31 supersonic sea-skimming anti-ship cruise missiles—which would significantly boost Russian maritime anti-access/area denial capabilities in the region. In addition to the jets headed, to the Baltic Fleet, Moscow will be deploying the fighters to its Severomorsk-3 facility, where the aircraft will be able to provide air cover for Russian naval operations in the Barents Sea.
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