Contents tagged with Zircon missile

  • Russia intends to conduct test launch of hypersonic Zircon missile

    TASS news agency reported, citing a source in the Russian defense industry, that Russia intends to launch its new hypersonic missile Zircon from the Admiral Gorshkov figate at the end of this year.

    Last month, Russian state television reported that Zircon hypersonic missile is the weapon that Russian President Putin may choose to destroy American cities in the event of nuclear war.

    Russian military experts argue that no modern missile defense system can intercept the new Russian missile. The …

  • Media: Hypersonic Russian Zircon missile reaches eight times the speed of sound

    The Russian hypersonic Zircon missile reached a maximum speed greater than eight times the speed of sound during the tests, according to a source in Russia’s defense industry.

    TASS reported that according to the source, the Zircon missiles can be launched from the same launchers that are used for the Kalibr and Oniks missiles.

    The Zircon is designed to destroy ships. It will be part of the armament of new-generation submarines such as the fifth-generation, Husky-class, nuclear-powered …