该导弹此前曾被吹捧为武器开发的重大突破, 随着周六发射清除距离 625 英里, 根据 报告.
Video shows the missile fired from the Barents Sea and striking a target in the White Sea with great precision.
“今天, 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.
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, 根据 报告.
While countries including the U.S., 中国, 以色列, and others also boast extensive nuclear programs with evolving weaponry, Russia currently maintains the world’s largest stockpile of nuclear warheads by sheer volume.
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 乌克兰.
Old weaponry may prove dangerous for 俄语 troops as Ukrainian forces seek to exploit decades-old weaknesses.
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 The machinery, far outdated, has deep vulnerabilities to exploit, according to British intelligence.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.