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Russia conducts test launch of Tsirkon hypersonic missile

Russia conducts test launch of Tsirkon hypersonic missile

Moscow, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry reported that the Severodvinsk nuclear submarine (K-560) successfully carried out the first test launch of the Tsirkon hypersonic missile against a simulated maritime target in the Barents Sea from the White Sea.
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On July 19th, the Ministry announced that the Admiral Gorshkov frigate hit a ground target 350 kilometers away using the same missile, which developed a Mach 7 flight speed (approximately 8,350 km/h or 5200 mph).

On August 24th, during the International Military-Technical Forum, the Ministry of Defense signed a contract along with the company NPO Mashinostroyeniya company for the supply of the Tsirkon.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said earlier that these missiles are capable of achieving speeds close to Mach 9 (about 10700 km/h or 6700 mph) and hitting targets at a distance of more than 1,000 kilometers.

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