According to Ukrainian reports, Russia used the hypersonic “Zircon” missile for the first time.
Oleksandr Ruwin, head of the relevant research institute, writes on Telegram that this is the preliminary result of the analysis of fragments of the rocket attack that took place on February 7. There is no statement from Russia. “Zircon” has a range of 1000 kilometers and reaches nine times the speed of sound.
This would make it more difficult, if not impossible, for Ukrainian air defenses to intercept them. According to Ukrainian sources, the attack on February 7 killed at least five people and damaged part of the energy network.
Hypersonic missile “Zircon”
“Zircon” is a ship-based hypersonic anti-ship missile with a range of up to 1,000 kilometers (information varies). It can carry high-explosive or armor-piercing warheads weighing 300 to 400 kilograms, but nuclear warheads are also possible. The extremely high speed of Mach 8 (over 10,000 km/h) that the missile must achieve makes it very difficult, if not impossible, to defend against it successfully.
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