Contents tagged with Zircon missile

  • Russia expects to start equipping its ships with new Zircon missiles in 2 years

    The Russian Armed Forces should receive the new hypersonic missile Zircon in two years, TASS reports, citing a source in the Russian defense industry.

    According to him, the naval system is planned to be put into service in 2022. The interlocutor added that the missile tests from the frigate Admiral Gorshkov, during which the ability of the missiles to hit coastal and surface targets was be tested, should be completed this year.

    The source said that the first launch of the Zircon from the …

  • Russian Defense Minister orders more ships with Kalibr and Zircon missiles

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu has ordered that more combat vessels be equipped with Kalibr and Zircon missiles, reports RIA Novosti.

    “The Navy needs to increase the number of distant sea zone vessels, including those which carry Kalibr cruise missiles and Zircon hypersonic missiles,” Shoygu said in a conference call on Monday.

    In addition, he said that the country needs to “expand the range of unmanned aerial vehicles and robotized systems and weapons based on new physical principles” …

  • Putin claims Zircon hypersonic missiles are important for strategic stability

    Russia’s hypersonic Zircon missile is important for maintaining strategic stability, said Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting on the development of the country’s navy, reports RBC news agency.

    “This weapon is becoming extremely important for maintaining strategic stability, as well as the destroyers and universal landing ships,” the Russian leader remarked.

    According to the president, the rate at which the combat capabilities of the Russian Navy grow will determine whether or not …

  • Media: Russian hypersonic missile Zircon is just a smaller replica of Chinese Dongfeng 17

    Despite the Russian president’s statement that Russian specialists have successfully completed the development of the latest hypersonic cruise missile Zircon, military experts from the Chinese publication Sina Military said that, in reality, the Russian missile is nothing but a smaller replica of China's DF-17 hypersonic missile, which has been in service with the Chinese Army for several years.

    "When the Dongfeng 17 hypersonic missile (DF-17) was presented this year, 1.4 billion people and …

  • Russia to equip new corvette with Zircon hypersonic missiles

    Russia’s latest corvette, the “Gremyashchiy”, which is currently in the final stages of testing, will be equipped with Zircon hypersonic missiles, announced Russian President Vladimir Putin during an inspection of the ship, the TASS news agency reports.

    The Russian president decided to visit the ship while on a trip to Kaliningrad. The ship’s commander, Second-rank Captain Roman Dovgaylov drew Putin’s attention to the bow of the vessel, which contains launcher pods for Kalibr cruise missiles. …

  • Russia intends to conduct test launch of hypersonic Zircon missile

    TASS news agency reported, citing a source in the Russian defense industry, that Russia intends to launch its new hypersonic missile Zircon from the Admiral Gorshkov figate at the end of this year.

    Last month, Russian state television reported that Zircon hypersonic missile is the weapon that Russian President Putin may choose to destroy American cities in the event of nuclear war.

    Russian military experts argue that no modern missile defense system can intercept the new Russian missile. The …

  • Media: Hypersonic Russian Zircon missile reaches eight times the speed of sound

    The Russian hypersonic Zircon missile reached a maximum speed greater than eight times the speed of sound during the tests, according to a source in Russia’s defense industry.

    TASS reported that according to the source, the Zircon missiles can be launched from the same launchers that are used for the Kalibr and Oniks missiles.

    The Zircon is designed to destroy ships. It will be part of the armament of new-generation submarines such as the fifth-generation, Husky-class, nuclear-powered …