Russian Military Successfully Test-Fires Zircon Hypersonic Missile From Nuclear Submarine
06:06 GMT 04.10.2021 (Updated: 20:26 GMT 19.10.2022)
© Sputnik / Press service of the RF Ministry of DefenseTest firing of a Zircon hypersonic cruise missile from the Admiral of the Soviet Union Fleet Gorshkov frigate from the White Sea at a coastal target located at the Chizha training ground in the Arkhangelsk Region.
© Sputnik / Press service of the RF Ministry of Defense/
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Navy has successfully test-fired a Zircon hypersonic missile from a nuclear submarine at a conditional target in the Barents Sea, the Defence Ministry said on 4 October.
"The Russian Navy carried out the first tests of the Zircon hypersonic missile from the nuclear submarine Severodvinsk. The missile was test-fired at a conditional sea target in the Barents Sea", the ministry said in a statement.
Objective control data shows that the missile hit its target.
"The test-firing of the Zircon missile from the nuclear submarine was recognised [as] successful", the Russian Defence Ministry added.