Russian submarines will be able to beat the “Zircon” from under the ice

The Russian nuclear submarines of Project 885 and 885M will be equipped with Zircon hypersonic missiles and will be able to strike from under the ice. This was reported the day before by the publication "News".

It is reported that the corresponding tests were already conducted in December last year in the Arctic. Test details are not disclosed. It is only known that cruise missiles were used for firing from under the ice, the name of which is also not given.

The publication emphasizes that earlier the launch of military missiles in this way was available only for strategic nuclear submarines. To conduct a volley, the submarine had to go into the area of ​​rarefied ice or make wormwood, breaking ice with the hull.

Moreover, in January of this year TASS, referring to a source in the Ministry of Defense, it was reported that strategic submarines use unguided rockets to form the wormwood needed to strike from under the ice.

Later, in April, the agency published information that the Zircon should be put into service two years later. According to a source from the defense industry complex, the first launch of a hypersonic missile will be carried out from the Severodvinsk submarine of project 885 from an above-water position. Then, the launch tests from under the water will take place.

Recall that the anti-ship cruise missile Zircon will be able to reach speeds of up to 9 Mach numbers and hit both sea and ground targets at a distance of more than 1000 km.
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  1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
    Observer2014 3 June 2020 19: 56
    Russian submarines will be able to beat the “Zircon” from under the ice

    Probably, this news is a very big threat to the icebreakers of the probable enemy in the Arctic.
    1. Syoma_67 Offline Syoma_67
      Syoma_67 (Semyon) 3 June 2020 21: 29
      ... a likely adversary in the Arctic

      - Yeah, all three that the United States has. While people are developing and launching spacecraft, developing electronics, robotics, automotive, etc. Russia is developing Zircons, Armats, Poseidons, etc., and then from imported components. Name at least one Russian useful development, even commonplace appliances are China, Korea, etc.
  2. Winnie Offline Winnie
    Winnie (Winnie) 5 June 2020 15: 09
    Zircon should be put into service in two years.

    When they accept it, then we will discuss it. In the meantime, this is empty chatter about anything, calculated to stupefy the "patriotism" of the common man in the sofa. Nothing else. fellow