During the November tests, the Zircon hypersonic anti-ship missile will be launched at a distance of about 1,000 km at a target simulating the enemy. This was reported on November 1 by TASS, citing a source in the military-industrial complex.
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“The hypersonic” Zircon “according to the November test launch plan should cover a distance of about 1,000 kilometers. Shooting will be conducted from the side of the Northern Fleet frigate “Admiral Gorshkov”, – said the agency’s interlocutor.
He added that the missile should, as part of the tests, hit “a sea shield imitating an enemy ship.”
On October 7, the Russian Ministry of Defense published a video of the launch of the Zircon hypersonic missile with an unparalleled control system and an ultra-precise homing head. The missile covered 450 km in 4.5 minutes, which, according to experts, leaves the enemy only a fraction of a second to defeat it.
The day before, from the White Sea, the lead frigate of project 22350 “Admiral of the Soviet Union Fleet Gorshkov” fired “Zircon” at a sea target in the Barents Sea.
Russian President Vladimir Putin called the work on the Zircon system and the stage of the successful test of this missile “a great event not only in the life of the Armed Forces, but in the whole of Russia.”
“Zircons” will arm multipurpose nuclear submarines, frigates and the nuclear missile cruiser “Admiral Nakhimov”. It was noted that he will be one of the first ships to receive these missiles. In addition, this year the fleet will be strengthened by 40 ships.