Advanced hypersonic missile “Zircon” should be adopted in two years, reports TASS, citing a source in the military-industrial complex.
According to him, the corresponding ship complex is planned to adopt in 2022. The source added that a missile test on Board the frigate “Admiral Gorshkov” project 22350, which will be checked by the ability of weapons to hit the shore and surface targets, should be completed in the current year.
The source said that the first launch of the “Zircon” on Board the submarine “Severodvinsk” project 885 plan to run from a surface position, and the second from underwater.
In March, the Agency said, citing two sources, reported that the development of “Zircon” will accelerate.
In January of the frigate “Admiral Gorshkov” project 22350 in the Barents sea was first launched “Zircon”.
In February 2019, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin stated that “Zircon”, “able to hit both marine and ground targets”, will have a speed of nine Mach numbers and range over thousands of kilometers, and the weapon will receive the existing and future surface ships and submarines, including generated missiles “Caliber”.