January 30, 2023

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Russia says zircon hypersonic missile hits target in last test

A Russia The president on Monday (29) announced that he had welcomed another successful test missile of its high-velocity missile, Zircon. Vladimir Putin As part of a new generation of unrivaled armed organizations.

The missile, launched from Admiral Gorshkov in the White Sea, hit a naval target at a distance of 400 km (250 miles), the defense ministry said. This is his second Test in two weeks.

A short video clip showed a missile illuminating the night sky with an explosion of white light.

You United States, A China It is North Korea They are also involved in the competition of hypersonic missiles, the next generation long-range weapons that are difficult to detect and intercept.

They travel at five times the speed of sound in high atmospheres or at 6,200 km per hour.

Putin announced a series of new hypersonic weapons in 2018 that could reach anywhere in the world, except for missiles built by the United States.

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