The Russian Ministry of Defense announced that the Zircon hypersonic cruise missile successfully hit the target located about a thousand kilometers away.
In the statement made by the Russian Ministry of Defense, it was reported that the Zircon hypersonic cruise missile launched from the Barents Sea successfully hit the target located about a thousand kilometers away in the White Sea. “The launch of the missile is part of the new weapon test,” the ministry said in a post about the launch of the missile.
Russian President Vladimir Putin described the Zircon cruise missiles as part of a new generation of unrivaled weapon systems. Last year, Russia launched Zircon missiles from warships and submarines. Hypersonic weapons can move 9 times faster than the speed of sound.