Russia conducts another test-launch of Tsirkon hypersonic missile

Published May 29, 2022, 7:27 AM

by Xinhua


The missile hit a naval target about 1,000 km away in the White Sea.

This screengrab of footage released by the Russian Defense Ministry shows that frigate Admiral Gorshkov test-fires a Tsirkon hypersonic cruise missile from the Barents Sea on May 28, 2022.


MOSCOW, May 28 (Xinhua) — Russian frigate Admiral Gorshkov successfully test-fired a Tsirkon hypersonic cruise missile from the Barents Sea on Saturday, Russia’s Defense Ministry said.

The missile hit a naval target about 1,000 km away in the White Sea and the flight of the projectile corresponded to the designed parameters, it added.

The Tsirkon missile has been test-fired several times from the Admiral Gorshkov frigate and a nuclear-powered submarine.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the Tsirkon missile is capable of flying at Mach 9 or nine times the speed of sound and striking a target over 1,000 km away.
 
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