On December 11, the Russian Navy’s frigate Admiral Gorshkov fired a Zircon hypersonic cruise missile from the White Sea at a coastal target located at the Chizha training ground in the Arkhangelsk region. According to the Defense Ministry, the hypersonic missile successfully hit the target located at a distance of over 350km. The missile flight speed was more than 8 Mach.
The previous test launch of the Zircon hypersonic cruise missile was carried out by the Admiral Gorshkov on November 26. Then, the Russian Defense Ministry said that the Zircon missile successfully hit a sea target at a distance of 450 km. The flight speed of the missile was more than Mach 8.