Russia claims it tested hypersonic Zircon cruise missile

The missile has previously been touted as a major breakthrough in weapons development, with the Saturday launch clearing a distance of 625 마일, 에 따르면 보고서.

Video shows the missile fired from the Barents Sea and striking a target in the White Sea with great precision.

“오늘, the lead frigate of Project 22350 Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov fired a Tsirkon hypersonic cruise missile at a sea target position in the White Sea from the Barents Sea,” the defense ministry announced, according to the Russian state news agency TASS.

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The zircon missile can travel nine times the speed of sound, according to intelligence on the new weapon. Russia recently completed test launches of the Sarmat – an intercontinental missile that can carry nuclear warheads, 에 따르면 보고서.

Russia said it tested a hypersonic Zircon cruise missile in the Barents Sea, 토요일, 할 수있다 28, 2022.

Russia said it tested a hypersonic Zircon cruise missile in the Barents Sea, 토요일, 할 수있다 28, 2022. (Russian Ministry of Defense)

While countries including the U.S., 중국, 이스라엘, and others also boast extensive nuclear programs with evolving weaponry, Russia currently maintains the world’s largest stockpile of nuclear warheads by sheer volume.

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Despite the impressive launches and tests of cutting edge ballistics, the Russian military is struggling to provide quality weaponry to its troops on the front lines in certain regions of 우크라이나.

Old weaponry may prove dangerous for 러시아인 troops as Ukrainian forces seek to exploit decades-old weaknesses.

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Talent and Success Educational Foundation via videoconference at the Sirius Educational Center for Gifted Children in Sochi, 러시아, 수요일, 할 수있다 11, 2022.

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Talent and Success Educational Foundation via videoconference at the Sirius Educational Center for Gifted Children in Sochi, 러시아, 수요일, 할 수있다 11, 2022. (Mikhail Metzel, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Russia has deployed Soviet-era T-62 tanks to support the ongoing invasion of Ukraine. The machinery, far outdated, has deep vulnerabilities to exploit, according to British intelligence.

The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense reported Friday that Russia has recently begun deploying the 50-year-old tanks from deep storage.

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