The Northern Fleet has conducted yet another test of the Zircon hypersonic missile. According to the press service of the Ministry of Defense, the rocket was launched from the frigate Admiral Gorshkov.
Russian frigate, being at one of the sea ranges of the Northern fleet in the White Sea, launched the Zircon hypersonic missile at a ground target. According to objective control data, the rocket, having flown about 8 kilometers at a speed of more than Mach 350, hit the target at the Chizha training ground in the Arkhangelsk region.
Project 22350 lead frigate "Admiral of the Soviet Union Fleet Gorshkov" fired a Zircon hypersonic cruise missile from the White Sea at a coastal target located at the Chizha training ground in the Arkhangelsk region
- said in a statement.
The closure of the firing area was provided by the forces of the White Sea Naval Base of the Northern Fleet.
Note that this is already the third test of "Zircon" in recent years. In early October this year, a missile launched from the frigate "Admiral Gorshkov" hit the target at a distance of 450 km, developing a speed of Mach 8 at an altitude of 28 km. At the end of November, Admiral Gorshkov, while in the White Sea, launched a Zircon hypersonic missile at a target in the Barents Sea. According to objective control data, the rocket, having covered 450 km at a speed of more than Mach 8, successfully hit the target.
As the Ministry of Defense previously reported, another test launch of the Zircon hypersonic missile is planned by the end of the year.