The Russian army on Wednesday reported a a success take a look at release of the brand new Zircon hypersonic cruise missile, giving Russian President Vladimir Putin one thing to grin about on his 68th birthday.
Talking to Putin by means of a video name, Russian Basic Personnel leader Valery Gerasimov stated the take a look at release used to be performed Tuesday from the Admiral Groshkov frigate situated within the White Sea, north of Russia.
The missile effectively hit a goal within the Barents Sea, Gerasimov stated.
Putin praised the a success take a look at as “a large tournament” for Russia.
“Equipping our Armed Forces — the military and the army — with the most recent, actually unprecedented weapon techniques will definitely be certain that the protection capacity of our nation in the long run,” the president stated.
Putin talked in regards to the coming deployment of the brand new Zircon hypersonic missile for the Russian army in 2019, announcing that it’s able to flying at 9 instances the velocity of sound and can have a variety of one,000 kilometers (620 miles).