Rocket Zircon


Zircon hypersonic missile launch date announced

The launch of the Zircon hypersonic rocket is scheduled for 2019 year.

At the end of 2019, it is planned to test the Zircon hypersonic rocket. Commenting on the upcoming event, "TASS", referring to a source in the military-industrial complex, said that the launches will be carried out from the frigate "Admiral Gorshkov". This is the newest Russian frigate, project 22350. It is part of the Northern Fleet.

On February 20, during a speech with the President’s message to the Federal Assembly, Vladimir Putin described the Zircon as the newest rocket capable of reaching speeds exceeding nine max and hitting targets at a distance of more than a thousand kilometers.

Western experts are confident that Zircon is actually able to fly at a speed of eleven thousand kilometers per hour, that is, twice as fast as it is supposed to, while the missiles have destructive power and can easily destroy large sea and land targets, including aircraft carriers, control centers, strategic facilities, etc.

To date, there are no missile defense systems in the world capable of tracking and intercepting hypersonic targets.