MOSCOW: The Russian navy reported one other profitable take a look at launch of a brand new Zircon hypersonic cruise missile on Monday.
Russia’s Defence Ministry mentioned the missile was launched from an Admiral Groshkov frigate situated within the White Sea, within the north of Russia.
The ministry mentioned the missile efficiently hit a goal greater than 350 kilometers (217 miles) away on the coast of the Barents Sea.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has mentioned the Zircon missile could be able to flying at 9 occasions the pace of sound and have a variety of 1,000 kilometers (620 miles).
An earlier take a look at launch happened in October, on Putin’s birthday.
Russia’s chief hailed it as a “large occasion” for the nation.
“Equipping our armed forces — the military and the navy — with the newest, really unparalleled weapon programs will definitely make sure the protection functionality of our nation in the long run,” Putin mentioned on the time.