Russian Zircon hypersonic missile, launched by the frigate Admiral Gorshkov

Russia has successfully tested the Zircon hypersonic missile, launched by the frigate Admiral Gorshkov, said Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov.

“Yesterday at 0715 hours from the White Sea frigate Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov, within the framework of flight tests, for the first time fired a Zircon hypersonic cruise missile at a sea target located in the Barents Sea,” Gerasimov said, reporting to the President on Wednesday RF to Vladimir Putin.

“The launch tasks have been completed. The firing was recognized as successful. A direct hit of the missile on the target was recorded,” said the head of the General Staff.

He said that the missile’s flight range was 450 kilometers, the maximum height was 28 kilometers. “The flight time is four and a half minutes. A hypersonic speed of over Mach 8 has been achieved,” Gerasimov said.