Russian warship successfully test-fires hypersonic cruise missile
hypersonic cruise missile is fired from the Barents Sea
Putin has described the use of hypersonic missiles as a family of new “invincible" arms in Russia’s arsenal
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Zircon is capable of flying at nine times the speed of sound
The launch was the latest in a series of tests of Zircon, which is set to enter service later this year.
Russia’s commitment to hypersonic weapons is most likely a response to the US naval technical edge
Unlike pure hypersonic missiles that rely on scramjets, this missile is a hybrid cruise
Experts have warned that it could potentially overload the United States’ Aegis Combat System