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Russian Navy Successfully Test-Fired Zircon Hypersonic Anti-Ship Missile (Video)

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The Russian Navy had successfully test-fired the 3M22 Zircon anti-ship hypersonic cruise missile, Chief of Russia’s General Staff Army Gen. Valery Gerasimov informed President Vladimir Putin during a video conference on October 7.

Admiral Gorshkov frigate of the Navy’s Northern Fleet launched the new missile in the White Sea against a target at a distance of 450 km.

During the test firing the missile flew to a range of 450 km, climbing to a maximum altitude of 28 km. The flight lasted four  minutes thirty seconds, during which the missile gained a hypersonic speed of over Mach 8.

“the tasks of the launch were fulfilled, the test-fire was recognized as successful and the missile was registered to accurately hit the target,” TASS quoted Gen. Gerasimov as saying during the video call.

President Putin called Zircon hypersonic missile’s successful test a “great event” for the country, praising those who worked on the project.

“The work on the Tsirkon system and the stage of carrying out a successful test of this missile is a major event not only for the Armed Forces but for entire Russia, the entire country because equipping our Armed Forces – the army and the fleet – with advanced weapons systems, which indeed have no rivals in the world, certainly ensures our state’s defense capacity for many years to come,” Putin said.

The 3M22 Zircon can travel at a speed of Mach 8–Mach 9. The missile’s average range is around 500 km. However, in a 2020 test, Ministry of Defense of Russia claimed that the missile’s range was estimated to be 1,000 – 2,000 km depending on the type of target.

Russian Navy Successfully Test-Fired Zircon Hypersonic Anti-Ship Missile (Video)

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The hypersonic missile poses a serious threat to the naval forces of Russia’s adversaries. The Russian Navy’s surface ships and submarines will be both armed with the missile.

The Zircon is one of many hypersonic weapons developed by Russia in the recent years. While many of these weapons have already entered service with the Russian military, other countries are still struggling to develop such systems.

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Daily Beatings

Now you see it… now you don’t. Would not want to be on the receiving end of that bad boy.

Servet Köseoğlu

The 3M22 Zircon can travel at a speed of Mach 8–Mach 9!!!!!Good bye Us air craft-carriers theoretically…After Hermes,poseidon,prometheus maybe Russia should focus on Norse,irish celtic, welsh, aztec, inca, maya mythology to name new military products…

Антон С

Goodbye number two – “Dagger”.comment image

Number 3 – H-32 (deep modernization of H-22), speed ~4M.comment image

Shots from one stupid Hollywood movie. The most interesting part is using Tu-22 and H-22 against CAG.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuBmj4kxMSk

Pave Way IV

This missile is no threat to the U.S. – we’ll be able to see these things clearly with our National Defense Space Architecture. By 2026… with tranche 2 whatever that is. Some day, we’ll even be able to shoot them down with our US death ray satellites. So take that Russia. NOBODY sneaks any missiles past the US Space Force. After 2016, anyway. No fair using them until then.

Wizzy

Dude, this ain’t Hollywood, this is real stuff

viktor ziv

:) Pave is known for unique sarcasm and criticism toward US supremacy.

Pave Way IV

I didn’t mind our former supremacy so much. It’s the death cult of degenerate psychopaths that run this place now that kind of bothers me. They seem… dangerous.

Иван

Slow down there, cowboy. Finish building some Columbia class boomers to replace that ancient Ohio class …

BMWA1

It must be Tommy’s day off!

cechas vodobenikov

nice satire

Антон С

100 km per minute. Kinetic energy of impact is very high and allows to destroy targets even without explosives, like a meteorite.

Wizzy

That missile literally vanishes

Антон С

In fog or low clouds. But it also disappears from radars. Speed is too high to track and lock such target. Only start and hit can be detected by modern AA systems.

Pave Way IV

Our US Space Force engineers are all over this. Their top minds are on the job. We should have countermeasures by next week. Two weeks, tops.
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Black Waters

Hhahahaha

Potato Man

nah it is star trek logo….

Антон С

Someone has watched too much comic movies and then created such emblem. You think your artists are unique? No, our artists have their hands growing from the same place (ass). Their new emblem for the army looks the same as the sign of mall network in your country. This one, with 3 colors. After that they changed it to 2-color emblem. Comics is evil.)
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johnny rotten

The war is moving to a new level, the use of these weapons calls into question the military tactics adopted up to now, the Yankee robbers must postpone the hopes of global domination until a later date, in the meantime they can only tell about phantoms sixth generation missiles and aircraft that no one has ever seen live.

paolinks

I wonder what will happen to the civilians. A think like this makes a lot of sound while riding in the sky. People near the target could easily lose hearing or get killed by the shockwave.

Lonesome Cowboy Burt

Since it isn’t very large, won’t the Shockwave also be smaller than say a jet’s?

paolinks

Nope. It is relatively small, but its kinetic energy is very very high.

Cromwell

One would be enough to vaporize Al Tanf.

Potato Man

US and Zion: “SPACEX IS AWARDED $149M CONTRACT FOR MISSILE-TRACKING SATELLITES FROM THE PENTAGON”

Good fuking luck tracking that.

Aquilegia

What the heck is going on with SpaceX carrying the whole US extraterrestrial mission lol?

Potato Man

Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon and now add in SpaceX.
Watch it become a space military company.

Aquilegia

Looks to me as though building rockets in USA is still pretty much in infancy.

Potato Man

They have to start one day…

Laurent Parodi

1 yasen class SSN will carry 50 of them. Enough to destroy an entire fleet.

Sephiroth

I was hoping it to be a sea-skimming missile, but it climbed to an altitude of 28KMs and that’s a lot. Looks like a short range ballistic missile with some degree of maneuverability.

paolinks

It is built to kill aircraft carrier groups. So it goes up, then it falls down at hypersonic speed. It isn’t made to be excessively maneuverable. Maneuverability is a distinctive trait of Burevestniks.

Lone Ranger

Its super maneuverable.

occupybacon

almost like your mom when tag-teamed by her clients

Lone Ranger

Thats your mom in Kievistan…?

cechas vodobenikov

bacon in zhitomr? or kansas?

Антон С

Ukros supporting Az. and Turkey, not even the US.) Servants for life.

Aquilegia

The doctrine for a “global blue water fleet” got just a heck of a lot more expensive. If one, or even a couple Zircon sinks one DDG they must still be pretty cost effective. And they come from submarines which can be anywhere…

Lone Ranger

Good job Comrades ???.
CIA trolls and hasbarats will cry and rage :)

SnowCatzor

Awesome missile, and on such a small platform too. This is the way.

Tommy Jensen

Thank you.

Tommy Jensen

We also test fired our US Minute Man Rømer nuclear missile with 100km per second. Mach is obsolete.
All targets on land, air, sea and space were successfully hit in a precision strike. comment image

occupybacon

there is a guy that impersonates you, can you spot him?

cechas vodobenikov

CIA photoshop–u can do better Jenny

Антон С

It’s not a montage. Just stop diaphragm of camera in opened position and you’ll film trajectory of luminous objects.
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Антон С

Old, but very reliable missile. Just several crashes for over 200 launches.

Jon

Russia faces a dilemma which has no good answer:N-K. Russia floats super weapon stories because it feels so insecure presently due to the deteriorating circumstances on ALL its borders. Turkey thwarts Russia in Libya, Idlib and now N-K. Yet Russia can’t throw down directly with Turkey without risking WWIII. Erdogan’s dream of a new Ottoman Empire grows daily. Erdogan doesn’t over extend. He uses proxy forces to his advantage. Putin plays good chess too, but he is taking a long time to move his next piece because the alternatives are all bad. Putin knows a wider war in the Caucasus is very much to his disadvantage. In the meantime NATO gains friend/members on his borders. Time for a paradigm change. Not via weapons. Via a new diplomacy. Peter the Great sought an influx of western culture to Russia’s lasting advantage. Do it again. Germans make better friends than enemies. Russia’s strategic peril is spelled CHINA.

cechas vodobenikov

another CIA idiot—your insecurity displayed: USA/turkis removed from 88% of Syrian territory…artahsk is irrelevant Russia….Russian economy now larger than Germany, a veritable amerikan colony

BlueHeadLizard

Good post. Problem with Russia and the countries aligned with him is their own INTERNAL dissatisfaction. Sooner or later people want to watch and read what they want; on TV, radio, the press, internet; say what they want, laugh about what they want, vote for the party they want, watch them debate without going to jail or getting beaten up or killed.

One by one Russia political allies will fall and then the Russia govt itself; because of their State oppression, of their own people, even just to express themselves.

cechas vodobenikov

USA spends 10 times more than Russia and they produce inferior weapons designed to invade 3rd world nations…..lost every war in their history
what will their colonies do when their empire collapses in the next few years?

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