Russia’s newest Tsirkon 3M22 hypersonic anti-ship missile reached eight times the speed of sound during the test launch on Saturday, Russian media reported.
"During the tests of the missile it was confirmed that its speed on the march reaches eight Mach,” the source told TASS.
Zircon’s firing range, according to open data, is about 400 kilometers; the maximum speed of the missile is indicated in about 4-6 Mach.
The Russian Defense Industry began tests of the Tsirkon hypersonic missile in 2016, which is designed to be carried by advanced and modernized warships and submarines, including those of the Husky-class.
Production of the missile is expected to be launched in 2017. The Admiral Nakhimov and the Pyotr Veliky nuclear-powered missile cruisers will be the first to receive the new weapons.
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Asia as a region has become the largest Russian military equipment buyer in the year 2016, Rosoboronexport announced in a press release Wednesday. Rosoboronexport signed military and technical cooperation contracts worth USD 9 billion last year with 53% of total annual volume claimed by Asian customers, Dmitry Shugaev, Director of Russian Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation was quoted as saying in the release
Indias Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Russian manufacturers of Sukhoi-30 aircraft have signed an agreement for the supply of spares that does not involve any technology transfer. HAL signed agreements with United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) and United Engine Corporation (UEC) for long-term support on after sales service of Su-30 MKI aircraft,
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