Not everyone is happy
Successful launch of a Russian zircon hypersonic missile on July 19 from the multi-purpose frigate of Admiral of the Soviet Union's Gorshkov Fleet; in the waters of the White Sea did not go unnoticed by foreign media and foreign users of the site. So far, only Russia has such a weapon. Existing air and missile defense systems (air defense and missile defense) are powerless against it.
Photos: Still from video
News portal “ EurAsian Times & # 39; & # 39; he noted that during the launch of the homing missile, the “ tactical and technical characteristics of the Zircon“ were confirmed. & # 39; & # 39; The speed of flight was about seven times faster than the speed of sound. The publication recalled that this is the third test launch from Admiral Gorshkov's frigate since 2020: two for naval targets and one for ground targets.
Laos YouTube users have also expressed their views on testing Russian weapons. Prafan Vichai wrote of Zircon: “ In fact, hypersonic missiles have existed for a long time, such as launching spaceships into orbit or intercontinental ballistic missiles. The problem, however, is that their (ballistic) trajectory is too easy to calculate, allowing them to capture them over time. That's why (guided) hypersonic missiles are so important. Even for America, it is difficult to put them into production along with the development of autopilot and precise navigation to the destination, but Russia has somehow succeeded. & # 39; & # 39;
How the missile defense radars will behave when the speed of the missiles is fired at them will be equal to Mach 7 (Mach 1 – almost 1,200 km/h.), asks a curious Laotian man.
Not everyone is satisfied with the occurrence of hypersonic weapons in the Russian Navy. A user with the speaking nickname “ Royal Marines & # 39; & # 39; writes: “ Make sure this missile does not fall to the bow of your ship.“ By ship, the user apparently calls the main ship of Project 22350 & mdash; multipurpose frigate 1st degree remote sea and ocean zone with guided missile weapons.
However, Sannarai Chantachak briefly wrote: “ World number 1 has arrived. & # 39; & # 39;
The Ministry of Defense showed a video from the launch of “Zircon” by the frigate “Admiral Gorshkov”
Watch the video on this topic
“Zircon” & mdash; & nbsp; hypersonic missile. The US and China are also working to create missiles with such properties, but do not yet have any functional samples.
The Zircon missile. On July 19, it hit a target more than 350 kilometers.The flight speed is about Mach 7, that is, more than 8000 km/h.In addition to the frigate “ Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov & # 39; & # 39 ;, possible bearers of “ zircons & # 39; & # 39; heavy nuclear missile cruisers Admiral Nakhimov, Peter the Great, submarines of Project 885 Yasen-M can become and other advanced ships of the Russian Navy.