Putin Says Russian Navy To Get Hypersonic Zircon Missiles In 2022

Putin Says Russian Navy To Get Hypersonic Zircon Missiles In 2022

Andrew H. Sweet

President Vladimir Putin has said that tests of Russia's Zircon hypersonic cruise missile are nearing completion, and deliveries to the navy will begin in 2022.

The move announced on Wednesday is part of a bid by Moscow to forge ahead in a race with the United States and others to deploy the next generation of long-range weapons that are harder to detect and intercept.

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