Russia Test Fires Zircon Hypersonic Missile


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On November 29, Russia’s Defense Ministry said it test fired a Zircon hypersonic cruise missile. Russia’s Admiral Gorshkov frigate launched the Zircon while in the White Sea, successfully striking a target 400 km away. The Zircon has a claimed range of 1,000 km and is planned to equip Russian cruisers, frigates, and submarines. 

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Shaan Shaikh, "Russia Test Fires Zircon Hypersonic Missile," Missile Threat, Center for Strategic and International Studies, November 29, 2021, last modified December 21, 2021, https://missilethreat.csis.org/russia-test-fires-zircon-hypersonic-missile/.