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Russia tests Tsirkon hypersonic missile in Barents Sea

28th February 2020 - 09:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The Russian Navy frigate Admiral Gorshkov has test-fired the Tsirkon hypersonic missile for the first time in the Barents Sea, TASS reported on 27 February.

The missile exceeded a range of 500km and destroyed a selected ground target in the Northern Urals, according to an unnamed military source from the North-Western Federal District division of the Russian Army.

‘After the programme of test-launches from the board of the Admiral Gorshkov is over, these missiles will be test-fired from nuclear-powered submarines,’ the source added.

President Vladimir Putin outlined Russian progress in developing advanced weaponry (including hypersonic weapons) during his state of the nation address on 15 January.

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