Russia Test Fires Hypersonic Missile ‘Zircon’

Russia Test Fires Hypersonic Missile ‘Zircon’

MOSCOW: Russia said it carried out successful tests of a hyper-sonic missile, a year ahead of schedule yesterday.

According to official news agency Sputnik, the missile system  Zircon could be installed on Pyotr Veliky, the country’s nuclear-powered missile strike ship.

They can travel faster than any other missile on the planet, up to 4,600mph, which is almost 66 times the speed of sound and enough to practically guarantee they cannot be targeted or intercepted.

Quoting Russian military analyst Vladimir Tuchkov Sputnik said, “It (the Zircon missile system) is expected to be added into Russia’s arsenal between 2018 and 2020.”

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