As part of the tests of the Russian Zircon hypersonic missile, about ten more missile launches are planned. This was reported by TASS with reference to a source in the military-industrial complex.
According to the source, about ten test launches will be made before the state tests of the Zircon missile are completed. It is specified that approximately 7-8 launches will be made from the side of the surface ship and 2-3 from the side of the submarine. One launch will definitely be underwater.
Before the completion of state tests of the Zircon complex, it is planned to carry out about a dozen more launches of hypersonic missiles from two carriers
- the agency leads the words of the source.
The publication writes that all tests will take place in 2020-2021, they will be attended by the lead frigate of the project 22350 Admiral Gorshkov and the nuclear submarine of the Yasen project Severodvinsk.
It was previously reported that the Zircon hypersonic missile will be adopted in 2022 after the end of the state test cycle. In the future, the missile can supplement, and in some cases replace, the Caliber and Onyx cruise missiles that are in service with ships and submarines, since the standard launcher of the universal ship firing complex (UKKS) 3C-14 is used to launch it.