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Russia Test Fires Ballistic, Hypersonic Missiles

On December 11-12, Russia test fired a Tsirkon hypersonic missile and four Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) in a series of naval launches. On December 11, Russian frigate Admiral Gorshkov (417) fired a Tsirkon hypersonic missile from the White Sea, striking a coastal target over 350 km away in Northern Russia’s Arkhangelsk region. On December...

Russia Tests Hypersonic Cruise Missile

On October 7, Russia successfully test-fired a Tsirkon (Zircon) hypersonic cruise missile from a warship in the Barents Sea. According to the Russian armed forces, the missile traveled 450 km and reached a maximum speed of Mach 8 before striking a floating target. The scramjet-powered Tsirkon missile reportedly began development in the early 2010s and...

Russia Tests “Tsirkon” Hypersonic Weapon

Russia test fired its Tsirkon hypersonic missile from a ship for the first time, Russia’s TASS news agency has reported. According to defense industry sources, Russia launched the missile from the frigate Admiral Gorshkov in early January, striking a ground target over 500 km away. The Tsirkon missile has a claimed range over 1,000 km and...

Russia Confirms Development of Tsirkon Hypersonic Cruise Missile

On February 20, Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed the country’s development of the Tsirkon hypersonic cruise missile at his state of the nation address. President Putin said the missile will travel at Mach 9 (2.06 km/s) and will have a range of 1,000 km. Compatible with the Kalibr missile system, the Tsirkon will be ship-launch...