Russian President Vladimir Putin today announced the successful test of a team of “zircon” hypersonic missiles.
“Tonight, or this morning, the hypersonic missile” Zircon “was launched, Putin said,” this is our new missile, which serves both maritime, sea and land targets. “
“The tests were carried out successfully and without errors, which is a major event in the country and an important step in enhancing Russia’s security and enhancing its security capabilities,” Putin told a joint meeting of the State Council and the Science Council. Education.
“I would like to thank everyone for this decision and my heartfelt thanks to the developers, designers, engineers, workers and everyone involved in this work.”
Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry released a video clip of a private test of the missile.
“Zircon” was the first Russian hypersonic winged missile, capable of performing long-range aerodynamic flight while maneuvering in dense layers of the atmosphere, using its own engine propulsion over the entire airspace.
The missile has a top speed of Mach 9 (nine sound speeds), at an altitude of 20 km / h at about 2.65 km / s or 10,000 km / h, with a maximum range of about 1,000 km / h and is capable of. Attacks targets on the surface of the water and on the ground with the same efficiency.
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