Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Zircon cruise missile will be added to the Russian Navy in the next few months. The zircon can fly at nine times the speed of sound and hit a target 1,000 kilometers away.
Not only this Zircon, Russia is developing several other types of hypersonic missiles. He also said that in which area this missile will be deployed will depend on Russia's interests. Al Jazeera news. Putin made the announcement Saturday during a speech at Russia's Navy Day in St. Petersburg. At the time he praised Tsar Peter the Great for making Russia a great sea power.
Earlier, the Zircon hypersonic cruise missile was called 'unrivaled' by President Vladimir Putin.
The missile had a 'direct hit' and completely destroyed its target, the statement claimed.
Earlier, Russia had successfully test fired a hypersonic missile from a nuclear submarine. The test of the Zircon missile was carried out from the 'Severodvinsk' submarine in the Barents Sea.