Russia check fires submarine-launched hypersonic Tsirkon missile for first time

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MOSCOW, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Russia stated on Monday it had efficiently check launched a Tsirkon (Zircon) hypersonic cruise missile from a submarine for the primary time, a weapon President Vladimir Putin has lauded as a part of a brand new technology of unrivalled arms techniques.

The defence ministry stated that the Severodvinsk submarine had fired the missile within the Barents Sea, efficiently hitting its chosen goal.

The launch happened at night time, video footage launched by the ministry confirmed.

Russia examined firing the Tsirkon missile from a warship in July. learn extra

Putin introduced an array of recent hypersonic weapons in 2018 in one in all his most bellicose speeches in years, saying they may hit virtually any level on the planet and evade a U.S.-built missile defend.

Reporting by Anton Kolodyazhnyy; Writing by Alexander Marrow
Editing by Andrew Osborn