Russia announced that it had test-fired the Tsirkon hypersonic missile, a new type of weapon that worries the West and which Moscow considers “indomitable”.
This missile can have a range of up to 1,000 km, and it is planned to equip warships and submarines of the Russian Navy.
Russia boasts of developing a number of “indomitable” weapons, including the Kinzhal hypersonic missile for the Air Force and the winged “Porvestnik” missile equipped with a nuclear engine.
In December 2019, the Russian army fielded for the first time the “Avangard” supersonic missile, which is capable of changing direction and altitude.
The maximum speed of the Tsirkon is up to 7 Mach, and the hypersonic properties of this missile make it impossible to avert or detect its launch in time.