Russian Navy test-fires hypersonic missile in the White Sea

November 29, 2021

Defense News:

Russia’s Navy has successfully test-fired a prospective hypersonic missile, the military said Monday.

The Defence Ministry said the frigate Admiral Gorshkov launched the Zircon cruise missile while in the White Sea, hitting a practice target 400 kilometers (215 nautical miles) away. The launch was the latest in a series of tests of Zircon, which is set to enter service next year.

President Vladimir Putin has said Zircon would be capable of flying at nine times the speed of sound and have a range of 1,000 kilometers (620 miles). Putin has emphasized that its deployment will significantly boost the capability of Russia’s military…

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