A hypersonic missile

new Russian hypersonic missile the Latest Russian hypersonic missile “Zircon” for the first time experienced ship – frigate of project 22350 “Admiral Gorshkov” in January shot “Zircon” from the Barents sea to land targets on a military firing range
the defense Ministry “Zircon” is planned to deploy, in particular, at the ongoing modernization of the frigate “Marshal Shaposhnikov” and multipurpose nuclear submarine of the project 949A “Irkutsk”
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the Latest Russian hypersonic missile “Zircon” for the first time experienced ship – frigate of project 22350 “Admiral Gorshkov” in January shot “Zircon” from the Barents sea to land targets on a military firing range. This was reported by TASS source in two the power structures Severo-the Western Federal district.

“In accordance with the program of state tests of “Zircon” in early January of this year, “Admiral Gorshkov” has carried out a test launch of this missile from the Barents sea at ground targets at one of the military ranges of the Northern Urals”, – said one of interlocutors of the Agency. Another source confirmed this information, noting that the range of “Zircon” has exceeded 500 km.

the Source also said that the test “Zircon” with the sea carriers in 2020 will be continued. “After the program completes test launches from aboard the “Admiral Gorshkov” launches of these missiles will be carried out with nuclear submarines,” – said the source. In NPO Mashinostroyenia refused to comment on this information.

In October 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Russian hypersonic new sea rocket “Zircon” will be put into service. Rocket, according to the President, develops a speed of about 9 Mach (Mach is the speed of sound) and can hit more than 1 thousand km of both surface and ground targets. The use of missiles “Zircon” is provided with the serial surface ships and submarines, including manufactured and constructed for missile systems “Calibre”.

As described in the November 2019 Deputy Minister of defense of the Russian Federation Alexey Krivoruchko, “Zircons” you plan to deploy, in particular, at the ongoing modernization of the frigate “Marshal Shaposhnikov” and multipurpose nuclear submarine of the project 949A “Irkutsk”. In December 2019, the head of the United shipbuilding Corporation Alexey Rakhmanov said that hypersonic missiles “Zircon” will be able to accommodate all of the Russian ships of new projects.

Head frigate of the project 22350 “Admiral Gorshkov” has a total displacement of 4500 tons, length 135 m. the Main armament of the ship are cruise missiles “KaLibre”.