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21 March 2016

Russia Test-Fires New Hypersonic ZIRCON Cruise Missiles

The first tests of the Russian Navy’s new hypersonic ZIRCON cruise missiles apparently have been launched in Russia.

Tests of the hypersonic ZIRCON missiles have begun using a ground-based launching site,” a senior defence industry source recently told RIA Novosti.

The weapon is expected to reach the speed of 5-6 Mach and will be mounted on Russia's newest fifth-generation HUSKY-class nuclear submarines which are currently under development.

Alexander Kolberg

Russia has begun to test a submarine-launched version of its ZIRCON hypersonic cruise missile, seen here is its ground-launched version. (Photo: Sputnik)