© Reuters. A hypersonic Zircon cruise missile is fired from the guided missile frigate Admiral Gorshkov throughout a check on the Barents Sea, on this nonetheless picture taken from a video launched Could 28, 2022. Russian Defence Ministry/Handout by way of REUTERS
(Reuters) – Russia efficiently test-fired a hypersonic Zircon cruise missile over a distance of about 1,000 km (625 miles), the defence ministry mentioned on Saturday.
The missile was fired from the Barents Sea and hit a goal within the White Sea, it mentioned. Video launched by the ministry confirmed the missile being fired from a ship and blazing into the sky on a steep trajectory.
President Vladimir Putin has described the Zircon as a part of a brand new technology of unrivalled arms programs. Hypersonic weapons can journey at 9 instances the pace of sound, and Russia has carried out earlier test-launches of the Zircon from warships and submarines previously 12 months.
Russia’s army has suffered heavy losses of males and gear throughout its three-month invasion of Ukraine, which it calls a “particular operation”, but it surely has continued to stage high-profile weapons assessments to remind the world of its prowess in missile know-how.
Final month it test-launched a brand new nuclear-capable intercontinental missile, the Sarmat, able to carrying 10 or extra warheads and hanging america.