A Russian warship has efficiently test-fired a Zircon hypersonic cruise missile that may journey at 9 instances the velocity of sound, in response to footage of Vladimir Putin’s newest cutting-edge weapon launched by Moscow.
In a press release, the Russian Ministry of Defence mentioned that its Admiral Gorshkov frigate had fired the missile 685 miles from the Barents Sea, within the Arctic, into the White Sea, an inlet off Russia’s northwest coast.
“Rocket firing was carried out as part of testing new types of weapons,” it mentioned. “According to objective control data, the Zircon hypersonic cruise missile successfully hit a sea target located at a distance of about 1000 km. The flight of a hypersonic missile corresponded to the specified parameters.”
A 30-second video launched with the assertion confirmed a missile launching from the Admiral Gorshkov, one in all Russia’s latest frigates, earlier than it arcs away into the gap. It leaves an enormous vapour path earlier than it disappears into the clouds.