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Tests of hypersonic missiles “Zircon” from the submarine may begin at the end of August

Tests of hypersonic missile “Zircon” from a nuclear-powered submarine of project 885 “Severodvinsk” are scheduled for the end of August. This is reported by a source in the Russian military-industrial complex.

“It is planned to complete them before the ice break on the White Sea with the implementation of several launches,” he said.

The NGO of Mechanical Engineering, which is part of the Tactical Missile Weapons Corporation, where they developed and produce “Zircons”, refrained from commenting.

The Zircon is the world's first hypersonic sea-based cruise missile, its flight speed reaches about nine speeds of sound, the maximum firing range is up to 1 thousand km. It is planned to equip submarines and surface ships of the Russian Navy with the Zircon complex.

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