The video from the test site of the Russian Zircon hypersonic cruise missile on Wednesday, October 7, was published by the Russian Ministry of Defense.
The footage from different angles shows the launch of a rocket from the side of the ship.
As previously reported, the Zircon’s flight range was 450 km, and the maximum altitude was 28 km. The flight time is 4.5 minutes, a hypersonic speed of over Mach 8 (9.5 thousand km / h) was achieved.
On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin held a video conference with the Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, General of the Army Valery Gerasimov, who reported to the Russian leader on the successful launch of the Zircon hypersonic missile from the frigate Admiral Gorshkov. It is specified that the tests took place on the eve of October 6.
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.”