Russia: Regime tests hypersonic missile

Source: Canberra Times [Australia]

“Russia says it has successfully tested a Tsirkon (Zircon) hypersonic cruise missile, a weapon President Vladimir Putin has touted as part of a new generation of missile systems without equal in the world. The defence ministry said in a statement on Monday that the missile had been fired from the Admiral Gorshkov, a warship located in the White Sea, and travelled at around seven times the speed of sound before hitting a ground target on the coastline of the Barents Sea more than 350km away. … Some Western experts have questioned how advanced Russia’s new generation of weapons is, while recognising that the combination of speed, manoeuvrability and altitude of hypersonic missiles makes them difficult to track and intercept. Russia plans to fit the Tsirkon missile system to its submarines and surface ships.” (07/19/21)

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7347768/russia-tests-hypersonic-missile/