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Flight design tests of Zircon hypersonic missiles completed in Russia

Flight design tests of Zircon hypersonic missiles completed in Russia



The final launch of the warhead was made from the surface position, the frigate "Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov" became the carrier.


Flight design tests were carried out at the Northern Fleet of the Russian Federation as part of a program that provides for more than 10 launches, the first of which was carried out in July. From the frigate, the missile was fired at a ground target, the flight speed was Mach 7 with a range of over 350 kilometers. The launch of the warhead was carried out from the waters of the White Sea, the target was located on the coast of the Barents Sea.


In November, it is planned to start the second stage of work, then they will continue next year. Following this, the planned delivery of hypersonic missiles to the Russian army will begin.


The project is being implemented by the Reutov NPO, which is part of the Tactical Missile Armament Corporation

A source". The contract for the supply of the said warheads to the Russian Ministry of Defense was signed in August on the sidelines of the Army-2021 international forum; the agreement provides for the supply of missiles until 2025.

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