The Russian armed forces will receive the Zircon hypersonic missile system in the coming months, the country’s President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday.
“The capabilities of the Navy are constantly improving. Suffice it to mention the latest Zircon hypersonic missile systems, which are invulnerable and have no analogues in the world. Dear comrades, their deliveries to the Russian Armed Forces will begin in the coming times. month,” Putin said during the Navy Day parade.
He said that the frigate Admiral Gorshkov would be the first to undertake combat duty with this weapon.
“The area of duty of the ship equipped with the Zircon hypersonic cruise missiles will be determined based on the interests of ensuring Russia’s security,” he said.
Putin had earlier said that the Zircon missile could have a top speed of 9 Mach (over 11,000 kmph) and a flight range of over 1,000 km.
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