Putin Says Russian Navy Will Receive New Hypersonic Missiles Soon

PETERSBURG, Russia: President Vladimir Putin said Sunday that the Russian navy will receive Zircon hypersonic cruise missiles in the coming months and that the area of ​​deployment will depend on Russian interests.
Speaking at the Day of the Russian Navy in the former imperial capital of St. Petersburg, putin he praised Tsar Peter the Great for making Russia a great sea power. Putin did not mention Ukraine directly.
But the Kremlin chief said he had signed a new naval doctrine, details of which were not made public, and touted Zircon hypersonic cruise missiles as unique in the world.
“The delivery of these (missiles) to the Russian armed forces will start in the coming months,” Putin said. “The Admiral Gorshkov frigate will be the first to enter combat service with these formidable weapons on board.”
“The key here is the capacity of the Russian navy… It is capable of responding with lightning speed to all those who decide to infringe on our sovereignty and freedom.”
Hypersonic weapons can travel at nine times the speed of sound, and Russia has conducted previous test launches of the Zircon from warships and submarines over the past year.

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