Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation : More in detail

19.07.2021 (09:00)

The frigate Admiral Gorshkov successfully fired a hypersonic missile Zircon at a ground target

Flight tests of the hypersonic cruise missile Zircon are continuing.

In the waters of the White Sea, the lead frigate of project 22350 Admiral Gorshkov fired a Zircon hypersonic cruise missile at a ground target located on the coast of the Barents Sea.

According to objective control data, the Zircon missile successfully hit the target at a range of over 350 km with a direct hit.

During the tests, the tactical and technical characteristics of the Zircon missile were confirmed.

The flight speed was about 7 Mach.

It is planned to equip submarines and surface ships of the Russian Navy with the Zircon complex.

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