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Истoчник rbc.ru “ In response, we were forced to start developing new hypersonic weapons. That “ Zircon '' will enter service soon, Putin announced at the end of June. In early October, Zircon first launched from a submarine. ''. “We can do it now. The new sea-launched missiles will enter service in early 2022. & lt; … & gt ;. This poses threats to us', & mdash; said Putin. According to him, Russia was forced to start developing hypersonic weapons in response to the actions of NATO, the infrastructure of which “ fit '' to the Russian borders. “ Zircon '' it is planned to equip both surface ships and submarines. They called it a “ destabilizing factor '' because this weapon system, according to the US military, can carry a nuclear charge. The Pentagon declared the Russian missile test a threat, and the Zircon itself was declared a threat. is being developed by NPO Mashinostroyenia. The missile can hit sea and ground targets at a maximum range of 500 km. We have successfully tested, and from the beginning of the year, we will be in service with a sea-based hypersonic missile [with a developed speed] of Mach nine '', & mdash; said Putin. “We can do it now. Its exact technical characteristics have not been disclosed, but it is known that it is capable of speeds up to Mach 8 (more than 9.5 thousand km/h). “ They can be delivered and '' Tomahawks '' & mdash; shock systems. He noted that Russia could create the same threats in response. According to Putin, Russia began to create such weapons in response to threats from NATO
The sea-based Zircon hypersonic missile will put into service in Russia early next year, President Vladimir Putin said at the VTB Capital forum “ Russia is calling! Flight time before those who give orders [to NATO], & mdash; five minutes '', & mdash; said Putin. Putin noted that elements of an anti-missile defense system, in particular Mk-4 launchers, were deployed in Poland and Romania. This is our answer & raquo;, & mdash; the president added. The Ministry of Defense reported on several successful missile launches from the side of the Northern Fleet frigate Admiral Gorshkov. The Zircon hypersonic anti-ship cruise missile.