Hypersonic “Zircon” tested from “Admiral Gorshkov”

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The Zircon hypersonic missile was tested from a surface carrier – the frigate “Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov” of the Northern Fleet. This was reported to TASS by a source in the military-industrial complex.

According to him, approximately in May-June, state tests of the Zircon will begin with a frigate.

“The flight design tests (LKI) of the Zircon with the use of the frigate Admiral Gorshkov have been successfully completed. Four launches have been completed. All the missiles hit the “peg” (the center of the conditional circle into which the missile should hit), ”the source said.

Earlier it was reported that this year it is planned to use the Zircon hypersonic missile from the K-560 Severodvinsk nuclear submarine (nuclear submarine) of the project 885 Ash.

In December 2020, the Russian Ministry of Defense published on YouTube a video with the launch of the Zircon hypersonic missile carried out from the Admiral Gorshkov frigate of project 22350. The corresponding test launch was carried out from the White Sea at the target at the Chizha training ground in the Arkhangelsk region. The rocket developed a speed of eight Mach numbers and hit a coastal target at a distance of 350 kilometers.

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