OREANDA-NEWS  Military expert Alexey Borzenko called the Dagger missiles an absolute and invulnerable weapon. He stated this in a conversation with the 360 TV channel.

"The main feature of this missile is that there are still no air defense systems on earth that could shoot it down," Borzenko said. According to him, today the "Dagger" can be considered an "absolute weapon" that is in service with our army.

The military journalist clarified that the warhead of the missile may include 500 kilograms of explosives — most likely, the "Dagger" was used with the MiG-31. At the same time, the number of carriers of such weapons in the Russian army is still small. The specialist noted that the "Dagger" was first used on March 18, 2022 — it turned out to be the world's first combat use of hypersonic weapons.

Borzenko stressed that the Dagger has unique flight parameters. "The rocket is at the limit, at the beginning of the stratosphere, in a semi—air state, because at such speeds the rocket body heats up a lot if it drops lower," the journalist said.

Earlier, the official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry, Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov, said that Russian servicemen used the Dagger complex during a "retaliation strike" on Ukraine. As a result, elements of the military infrastructure of Ukraine, enterprises of the military-industrial complex (MIC) and energy facilities in Ukraine were hit.