Monday, 18 March 2019

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

Alexandr Vihorev

Источник: ракету "Циркон" в конце года запустят с фрегата "Адмирал Горшков" - Армия и ОПК - ТАСС: Translated by google - This will be her first test with a warship

MOSCOW, March 12. / TASS /. At the end of 2019, the Russian hypersonic rocket Zircon will be launched for the first time from a warship, the frigate of the project 22350 Admiral Gorshkov. This was announced on Tuesday Tass source in the military-industrial complex.

"At the end of this year, it is planned to begin testing the missile from the sea carrier, the lead frigate of project 22350, Admiral Gorshkov, which is part of the Northern Fleet," the agency’s source said. Earlier tests of the rocket were carried out only from the coastal stand, the source recalled.

TASS does not have official confirmation provided by the source of information.

As Russian President Vladimir Putin said in his message to the Federal Assembly on February 20, the newest Russian hypersonic Zircon rocket can reach speeds of about 9 Machs, and its range can exceed 1 thousand km. The head of state noted that Zircon can destroy both sea and land targets. The president also said that the use of the new rocket is provided from ships and submarines that have already been produced or are being built for Caliber missile systems.

Later, the rear admiral, Candidate of Technical Sciences Vsevolod Khmyrov, told reporters that ships and submarines armed with Zircon could destroy key elements of control, in particular missiles that could be deployed in Europe, within five minutes.

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