Russian navy test-fires hypersonic missile in the White Sea




  • In US
  • 2021-11-29 13:39:14Z
  • By Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's navy has successfully test-fired a prospective hypersonic missile, the military said Monday.

The Defense Ministry said the Admiral Gorshkov frigate in the White Sea launched the Zircon cruise missile, hitting a practice target 400 kilometers (215 nautical miles) away. The launch was the latest in a series of tests of Zircon, which is set to enter service next year.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Zircon would be capable of flying at nine times the speed of sound and have a range of 1,000 kilometers (620 miles). Putin has emphasized that its deployment will significantly boost the capability of Russia's military.

Zircon is intended to arm Russian cruisers, frigates and submarines. It is one of several hypersonic missiles under development in Russia.

The Kremlin has made modernizing the country's arsenals a top priority amid the tensions with the West that followed Russia's 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.

COMMENTS

More Related News

Biden
Biden's big test: Proving he can rally allies against Putin
  • World
  • 2022-01-26 00:04:23Z

President Joe Biden's effort to rally support, both at home and abroad, ahead of a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine is just the latest big test of his...

Oil Holds Above $85 as Traders Focus on Stockpile Draw, Ukraine
Oil Holds Above $85 as Traders Focus on Stockpile Draw, Ukraine

(Bloomberg) -- Oil held above $85 a barrel after industry estimates showed a draw in U.S. stockpiles and investors tracked tensions over Ukraine.Most Read...

Putin, Macron to hold call on Friday amid rising Russia-Ukraine tensions
Putin, Macron to hold call on Friday amid rising Russia-Ukraine tensions
  • World
  • 2022-01-25 22:49:10Z

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that he hoped a phone call he is slated to hold with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday would bring ...

The US says it won
The US says it won't fight for Ukraine if Putin invades, but it could still get pulled into a conflict with Russia, experts warn

A former US ambassador to Ukraine said it would be "sensible" for Biden to send troops to Eastern Europe as a deterrent amid tensions with Russia.

Putin meeting with Italy business elite to go ahead despite Ukraine
Putin meeting with Italy business elite to go ahead despite Ukraine

A meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and the heads of some of Italy's top companies to boost business ties between the two countries is set to ...

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: US