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Russia first tested a Zircon hypersonic missile from a submarine

The Russian military conducted the first test launch of the Zircon hypersonic missile from a submarine, INTERFAX.RU reports.

Prior to this, the Zircon was launched from a surface ship.

“For the first time, the Russian Navy has tested the Zircon hypersonic missile from the Severodvinsk nuclear submarine. The shooting was carried out at a conditional sea target in the water area of ​​the Barents Sea, ”the RF Ministry of Defense said in a statement.

According to the objective control data, the missile’s flight corresponded to the specified parameters, it hit a conditional target, the department noted.

Test firing of a Zircon missile from a nuclear submarine was recognized as successful, it follows from the message.

The Russian Defense Ministry on Monday morning published footage of the Zircon launch by a submarine. According to the video, the shooting was carried out in the dark.

Prior to that, the military reported successful test launches of Zircon from the frigate of the Northern Fleet of the Russian Federation “Admiral Gorshkov”, in particular, in July this year, as well as in December, November and October 2020.

Serial deliveries of the Zircon sea missile to the Russian Armed Forces are scheduled for 2022, Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko said on January 29.

On August 24, at the Army-2021 forum, the RF Ministry of Defense announced the signing of a contract for the supply of new Zircon hypersonic naval missiles (Tactical Missile Armament Corporation, KTRV).

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