Tests of the latest hypersonic Zircon will continue with launches from the surface ship. In 2020, the frigate Admiral Gorshkov will launch several more hypersonic missile launches. This was reported by TASS, citing a source in the Russian defense industry.
Tests of Zircon using the frigate of the North as a carrier fleet Project 22350 Admiral Gorshkov will be continued, in 2020 several more launches are planned
- the agency leads the words of the source.
According to the publication, the rocket developers plan to confirm the capabilities of Zircon to overcome the enemy’s missile defense. The timing of additional tests is not reported. There is also no data on the timing of the launch of a hypersonic missile from a submarine.
Recall that the first tests of the Zircon hypersonic missile from the surface ship became known at the end of February this year, when news agencies reported the launch of Zircon from the frigate Admiral Gorshkov at one of the Northern Fleet’s naval ranges in the Barents Sea. It was reported that a rocket launched from a ship overcame more than 500 km and hit a target located on the shore. It was clarified that the first launch was carried out in January.
As you know, to launch the Zircon missile, the 3S-14 universal ship’s firing complex (UKSK) is used, designed to fire the Caliber and Onyx. Currently, UKSK 3S-14 is equipped with all new ships under construction, as well as undergoing modernization. In addition, the UKKS is equipped with multi-purpose submarines of Project 885 Ash.