|Title||Russia Tests Hypersonic Tsirkon Missile, Leaving NATO Concerned about Potential Escalation|
|Date||Wednesday July 21, @12:36AM|
|from the dept.|
Russia tests hypersonic Tsirkon missile, leaving NATO concerned about potential escalation - ABC News:
Russia said on Monday it had successfully tested a Tsirkon hypersonic cruise missile, a weapon President Vladimir Putin has touted as part of a new generation of missile systems without equal in the world.
[...] Russia's Defence Ministry said the Tsirkon missile was launched from the Admiral Groshkov frigate in the White Sea.
The Ministry said the missile flew at seven times the speed of sound and successfully hit a target more than 350 kilometres away on the coast of the Barents Sea.
[...] Mr Putin has said Tsirkon would be capable of flying at nine times the speed of sound and have a range of 1,000 kilometres.
[...] The Russian navy has conducted several previous test launches of the new missile, including one on Mr Putin's birthday in October, and officials said the tests were to be completed later this year.
Russia intends to arm its cruisers, frigates and submarines with the Tsirkon, one of several hypersonic missiles under development in Russia.
Russia Successfully Tests New Hypersonic Tsirkon Missile.
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