Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Hypersonic Zircon will be tested from the Kazan submarine in 2020 » Военное обозрение

Гиперзвуковой "Циркон" испытают с борта АПЛ "Казань" в 2020 году » Военное обозрение: - Translated by google - The use of the Russian hypersonic Zircon rocket from the submarine will be made next year. A rocket will be fired by the newest multi-purpose nuclear submarine of the project 885M Kazan, TASS reports, citing a source in the military-industrial complex.

According to the source, as part of testing with the newest hypersonic Zirkon rocket, in 2020, firing from surface ships and submarines will be carried out. The underwater part of the tests will begin the Kazan 885M multi-purpose submarine of the project, from which the missile will be launched underwater. The submarine itself will become part of the Russian Navy by the end of this year. At the moment, "Kazan" is undergoing state tests. 

Also in March, it was reported that the first launch of the Russian hypersonic Zircon rocket from a warship is scheduled for the end of 2019. The Defense Ministry has planned to launch a rocket from the frigate project 22350 "Admiral Gorshkov."

Earlier, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation stated that the testing of the Zircon rocket was carried out only from a ground-based coastal stand. During the tests, the rocket has developed a speed of about 9 Mach. According to the developers, the rocket can be used both on sea and on land targets at a distance of up to 1 thousand kilometers.

Source: Zirkon rocket will be launched from the frigate Admiral Gorshkov at the end of the year - ТАСС
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