/ Go to the mediabankMig-31Ks armed with Kinzhal hypersonic missiles fly over Moscow during the parade. / Go to the mediabankInternationalIndiaAfricaMOSCOW (Sputnik) – The US Patriot air defense system is not capable of intercepting Russian hypersonic air-to-surface Kinzhal missiles, a high-ranking source in the Russian Defense Ministry said on Thursday. “Spreading that the Kinzhal was allegedly intercepted is wishful thinking. The fact is that the flight speed of the Kinzhal missile exceeds the maximum combat modes of anti-aircraft missile systems supplied by the West to the Kiev regime, including the Patriot,” the source said. MilitaryFact Check: Ukraine Didn’t Shoot Down Russia’s Kinzhal Hypersonic MissileYesterday, 10:49 GMTRussian missiles are “intercepted” two to three times more often than the Russia launches them, the source also said, adding that this way the West justifies spending too much ammunition for air defense systems. “The anti-missile maneuver carried out by the Kinzhal in the final flight segment and the almost vertical approach to the target makes it impossible for anti-aircraft missile systems to intercept this weapon,” the source added.