Russia successfully tested a Zircon hypersonic cruise missile, a weapon praised by President Putin as part of a “new generation of unparalleled weapons system” on Monday.
Photograph of test launch of Zircon hypersonic cruise missile released by Russian Defense Ministry news agency | AP
Russia said on Monday that it had carried out another successful test launch of a Zircon hypersonic cruise missile, welcomed by President Vladimir Putin as part of a new generation of unparalleled weapons systems.
The missile was launched from the Admiral Gorskov warship in the White Sea and hit a Navy target more than 400 km (250 miles) away, the Defense Ministry said in a second test of two weeks.
A short video clip showed the missile illuminating the night sky with a burst of white light.
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The United States, China, and North Korea are also participating in the battle for hypersonic missiles. Hypersonic missiles are next-generation long-range weapons that are difficult to detect and intercept. They travel more than five times the speed of sound in the upper atmosphere, or about 6,200 km / h (3,850 mph).
President Putin announced a series of new hypersonic weapons in 2018, stating that he could attack almost every point in the world and evade US-made missile shields.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin praises successful testing of zircon hypersonic missiles
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