On October 07, 2020 Russia successfully test-fired the Tsirkon (Zircon) Hypersonic Cruise Missile. The missile successfully hit a target in the Barents Sea.
i.The test was carried out from Frigate Admiral Gorshkov Vessel located in White Sea, Northern Russia.
ii.The Missile successfully hit its target at a distance of 450 Kilometres in Four and Half Minutes, and reached hypersonic speeds of more than Mach 8.
iii.The Missile is a scramjet-powered maneuvering anti-ship hypersonic cruise missile.
iv.In January, 2020 Russia test-launched the Missile from a military vessel for the first time.
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President – Vladimir Putin
Capital – Moscow
Currency – Russian Ruble