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Russia fires hypersonic missile capable of reaching target 600 マイル離れた

Russia fires hypersonic missile capable of reaching target 600 マイル離れた
The missiles are expected to be delivered to Russian warships this year

ロシア has successfully fired its new hypersonic Zircon cruise ミサイル ahead of the weapon’s debut on warships in the coming weeks, its defency ministry said.

It was launched from the Admiral Gorshkov frigate in the Barents Sea, and hit its target some 625 miles away in the White Sea, Russia’s defence ministry announced.

“According to objective control data, the Zircon hypersonic cruise missile successfully hit a sea target located at a distance of about 1,000 km,” its statement read.

“The flight of the hypersonic missile corresponded to the specified parameters.”

The Zircon was first tested on ウラジーミル・プーチン’s birthday in October 2020, in which he celebrated the launch as a “big event” for the country.

“Equipping our armed forcesthe army and the navywith the latest, truly unparalleled weapons systems will certainly ensure the defence capability of our country in the long term,プーチン氏は言った.

The missile, which can reach speeds of up to 7000mph, だった tested again last summer where it reached speeds of 5,381mph, and hit a target 217 マイル離れた.

Mr Putin hailed the weapon as a part of a new generation of unrivalled arms systems in a 2018 スピーチ, in which he boasted it could strike any location in the world as well as evade US-built missile shields.

Russia in January confirmed tests had almost been completed with the rollout of the weapon, first on frigates and later on submarines, to begin later in the year.

“The state tests of the Zircon sea-based hypersonic cruise missile are nearing completion. から 2022, serial deliveries will begin,” Deputy Defence Minister Alexey Kryvoruchko said.