Russia test-fires new hypersonic missile, 9 times the speed of sound

The Russian Defence Ministry said that they test-fires a new hypersonic missile from a submarine. the Zircon missile was launched from the Severodvinsk submarine and hit a designated mock target in the Barents Sea ( located off the northern coasts of Norway and Russia and divided between Norwegian and Russian territorial waters)

The dispatch denoted Zircon’s first dispatch from a submarine. It beforehand has been over and over test-terminated from a naval force frigate, most as of late in July. Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Zircon would be fit for flying at 9 times the speed of sound and have a range of 1,000km (620 miles). Mr. Putin has underlined that its deployment will essentially support Russian military ability.

video film released by the Russian ministry showed the rocket shooting upwards from a submarine, its glare illuminating the night sky and enlightening the water’s surface. “The test terminating of the Tsirkon rocket from an atomic submarine was considered successful,” the Russian ministry said.

Tsirkon was divulged by Putin alongside a variety of other “unrivaled” weapons during an annual address to the nation in 2018. He flaunted then that Russia’s new weapons could “reach anyplace on the world,” and would be capable of dodging U.S. rocket defense.

Russian Defense Minister General Sergey Shoigu has said that tests on the Tsirkon system are to be completed by the end of this year, and he expects that the new hypersonic missile Tsirkon weapon to be commissioned by the Russian Navy in 2022