25 Jan 2023 1:35 p.m
The frigate Admiral Gorshkov fired a Zirkon-type hypersonic missile using a computer simulation during maneuvers in the western part of the Atlantic Ocean. The Russian Ministry of Defense published a corresponding video on Wednesday.
The frigate “Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov” is on a sea voyage in the western part of the Atlantic Ocean, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced on its Telegram channel with. There, the warship trained in the use of hypersonic missile weapons using computer simulations and fired a Zirkon-type hypersonic missile at a fictitious enemy ship. The shot was therefore at a sea target that was at a distance of more than 900 kilometers. The crew of the frigate had shown a high degree of coordination during the action.
The military authority in Moscow also announced that several joint exercises with the South African Navy and the Chinese naval forces off the coast of South Africa were planned for February.
The Zirkon missile is the world’s first hypersonic guided missile. It reaches sea and ground targets at distances of up to 1,000 kilometers at nine times the speed of sound (Mach 9). In addition, the hypersonic missile is able to hit both water and ground targets with equal precision. Because it can maneuver in flight, it is difficult to intercept.
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