Contents tagged with Zircon

  • Russia allegedly uses Zircon hypersonic missile in overnight attack on Kyiv

    During a missile strike on Ukraine on February 7, Russia attempted to use its hypersonic missile Zircon, code-named 3M22, to strike targets in Kyiv, reports the Ukrainian military website Defense Express, referring to the photographs circulated online.

    A particular fragment bore the mark "3M22," confirming it belongs to the missile which, along with the Kh-47 Kinzhal, forms part of President Putin’s so-called "wunderwaffe."

    Given the debris was located at the crash site in Kyiv's Dniprovsky …

  • Another Russian scientist involved in hypersonic research arrested on charges of high treason

    Russian scientist Vladislav Galkin from Tomsk, who was working on hypersonic technology, has been arrested on charges of high treason, reports the Russian news outlet T-Invariant.

    Galkin was a co-author of works related to hypersonic research alongside Valery Zvegintsev, Anatoly Maslov, and Alexander Shiplyuk, who were previously arrested in connection with the treason case at the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Elena …

  • Developer of Putin’s hypersonic missiles arrested on charges of treason

    Director of the Novosibirsk Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ITPM) Alexander Shiplyuk was arrested in Russia on charges of treason. Search warrants were executed in the institute before his arrest.

    According to the Russian newspaper Kommersant, the scientist’s arrest may be associated with the transfer abroad of information about hypersonic weapons. He is an expert of the scientific and technical council of the military-industrial commission under the government of the Russian …

  • The U.S. to invest $28 billion in hypersonic missiles production

    The U.S. military industry is rubbing its hands, anticipating a missile arms race that the world has not seen since the collapse of the USSR.

    According to Stars and Stripes, the United States plans to invest at least $28.5 billion in the production of hypersonic systems, which are already in service with China and the presence of which has been repeatedly announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and Lockheed Martin and other Pentagon contractors are competing …

  • Putin: Zircon hypersonic missiles will be supplied to Russian Navy in 2022

    Zircon hypersonic cruise missiles will be supplied to the Russian Navy in 2022, said Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with the leadership of the Defense  Ministry and defense industry.

    "Tests of the sea-based Zircon hypersonic cruise missile are being completed. From next year, these missiles will begin to be delivered to the Russian Navy," Putin said.

    Putin noted that during the tests, the missile hit both land and sea targets from an underwater and surface positions.

    Putin …

  • Russia fires Zircon hypersonic missile from submarine

    The Russian military conducted the first test launch of the Zircon hypersonic missile from a submarine, reports Interfax.

    Before, all the tests of Zircon missile were carried out from the ships.

    "The Russian Navy for the first time conducted tests of the Zircon hypersonic missile from the Severodvinsk nuclear submarine. The shooting was carried out on a conditional sea target in the Barents Sea," the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

    The Russian Defense Ministry notes that the …

  • Russia detains chief designer of hypersonic weapons for treason

    General Director and Chief Designer of JSC Research Enterprise of Hypersonic Systems (NIPGS) Alexander Kuranov was detained on August 12 by Russian FSB officers.

    TASS reports, citing a source in law enforcement agencies, 73-year-old Kuranov is accused of treason. He is suspected of transferring development materials to foreign special services. The Lefortovo court of Moscow received a petition from investigators for the arrest of the scientist for two months, which was satisfied.

    Doctor of …

  • Russia begins tests of ‘super-weapons’ in Barents and Norwegian Seas

    The Russian military has begun exercises to test submarine systems and weapons in the Barents and Norwegian Seas, TASS reports, citing the press service of the Northern Fleet.

    Crews of several ships, including the fourth generation, are taking part in the exercises, which will last for several days and will take place at submarines maximum diving depths of more than 500 meters.

    The exercises will include Yasen-class nuclear submarines, which will be equipped with hypersonic Zircon missiles, …

  • Russia claims to have successfully tested Zircon hypersonic missile

    The Russian Defense Ministry has successfully completed tests of the Zircon hypersonic missile, reports the Russian news agency RBC citing a statement of the Defense Ministry.

    The test launches of the new missile were conducted from the frigate Admiral Gorshkov. "The tests confirmed the unique tactical and technical characteristics of this missile in terms of range and accuracy, as well as hypersonic speed of its flight," the Russian Defense Ministry said.

    The ministry noted that the unmanned …