Hypersonic "Zircon" was first used on a sea target


The Russian hypersonic "Zircon" was first used against a sea target. The promising missile was launched from the Project 22350 frigate "Admiral Gorshkov" and successfully hit the target at a distance of 450 km.


It should be noted that this is the second test of the ammunition by target shooting. The first ones took place in January 2020 and were also recognized as successful. Then the rocket hit a target located on the coast at a distance of 500 km. The launch was also carried out from the frigate "Admiral Gorshkov".

According to information published by the agency RIA News, within the framework of current tests, the maximum flight speed of the Zircon was 1,6 km / s, and the maximum altitude was 28 km. At the same time, it took the ammunition about 4,5 minutes to overcome the distance to the target.


Recall that the development of a promising rocket has been underway since 2011. The ammunition is designed to engage enemy surface targets equipped with air defense and missile defense systems that are capable of intercepting supersonic anti-ship cruise missiles.

It is known that the hypersonic "Zircon" is capable of speeds up to Mach 9 and cover a distance of 600 km. The first stage of the rocket is presumably equipped with a solid-propellant taxiway, and the second - with a ramjet.

At the moment, a promising hypersonic missile continues to undergo state tests. About 2020 test launches are scheduled for 2021-10, 7-8 of which will be carried out from the Admiral Gorshkov, and the rest from the Severodvinsk nuclear submarine. Adoption of "Zircon" into service is scheduled for 2022.
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  1. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 7 October 2020 14: 23
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    In 5 minutes, a sea target of 5 tons of tons will be far away. The response time for the ship is minutes. I wonder if the goal is to arm all the countermeasures, what will be the result?
    1. Many_ways_point Offline Many_ways_point
      Many_ways_point 7 October 2020 14: 43
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      If there is only one rocket, then 99% that even if they do not shoot down, they will be led away by interference and the LC.
      1. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
        Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 7 October 2020 15: 01
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        It’s interesting to me: you’re standing on the highway, you see a truck loaded with rubble on the very "fucking mind", you wave your phone to him .... And he already accelerated under 160 km / h.
        Question: jump back or wave the phone further?
        1. Many_ways_point Offline Many_ways_point
          Many_ways_point 7 October 2020 15: 35
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          About adepts of the miracle of weapons drove up.
          The electronic warfare station for the missile seeker is not a telephone, but rather a laser pointer. And if you shine it in the eyes of the truck driver properly, then the likelihood of a collision is greatly reduced.
        2. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 7 October 2020 18: 15
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          Quote:

          And if you shine it in the eyes of the truck driver properly, then the likelihood of a collision is greatly reduced.

          On the contrary, hitting is guaranteed, because two eyes are in constant movement, even one will be difficult to blind, but it will add anger and hit it without fail ... According to the article, questions with anti-missile target movement and guaranteed targeting (in 4 minutes, the ship leaves for more than 3,5 , XNUMX kilometers). And you can't stop, you also need means against hypersonic missiles, because the enemies will quickly make up as well, and maybe even better ...
          1. Many_ways_point Offline Many_ways_point
            Many_ways_point 7 October 2020 19: 09
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            On the contrary, hitting is guaranteed, because two eyes are in constant motion, even one will be difficult to blind, but it will add anger and hit it without fail ...

            This carrier has only 1 eyes. And he is stupid. A person with mannequins standing next to him can easily be confused blindly.
    2. ioan-e Offline ioan-e
      ioan-e (Boris) 7 October 2020 15: 49
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      Quote: Dmitry S.
      Interestingly, if the goal is to arm with all countermeasures, then what will be the result?

      Why arm it with something if it flies two or three times faster than the means of its counteraction? They can only theoretically shoot it down on a head-on course, but, as the anti-aircraft gunners say, the enemy air defense systems have too much working time for that!
      1. Many_ways_point Offline Many_ways_point
        Many_ways_point 7 October 2020 16: 21
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        My friend, any rocket with any flight speed can be diverted from the target with an elementary foil candy. Surprise.
        1. ioan-e Offline ioan-e
          ioan-e (Boris) 7 October 2020 18: 28
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          Quote: Many_holes_point
          My friend, any rocket with any flight speed can be diverted from the target with an elementary foil candy. Surprise.

          Sonny, for candy a long time ago they invented a homing head with a combined principle of operation and a system for memorizing target coordinates! So put a saucepan on your head and go into your world to further cherish your wet dreams! Big uncles from KB they are not fools to make a racket for a hundred miles, which at the final stage of the flight, such a "genius" as you would knock off the target with a roll of kitchen foil. And another question for you - why the Americans are trying to drag this cartoon rocket into a new arms limitation treaty, because it is so stupid, and they have so many colorful candy!
          1. Many_ways_point Offline Many_ways_point
            Many_ways_point 7 October 2020 18: 43
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            Yes, do not care what they invented. Electronic warfare and interference were and will be the last line of defense of any ship, and their creators are not standing still either. And only a fool can ignore their presence.
            And if you, my friend, are trying to pretend to be smart, then I will disappoint you. This is an illusion. A rocket flying to a target at an altitude of 25 km is, in principle, very vulnerable to interference because everyone already knows about her in advance and is ready for her attack. Moreover, it is doubly vulnerable because attacks only from above, and against the background of the water, the ship is always poorly visible.
            1. ioan-e Offline ioan-e
              ioan-e (Boris) 8 October 2020 11: 32
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              Quote: Many_holes_point
              And if you, my friend, are trying to pretend to be smart, then I will disappoint you. This is an illusion. A rocket flying to a target at an altitude of 25 km is, in principle, very vulnerable to interference because everyone already knows about her in advance and is ready for her attack. Moreover, it is doubly vulnerable because attacks only from above, and against the background of the water, the ship is always poorly visible.

              Son, if the ship does not have any radar equipment - AWACS planes, ground stations, spacecraft, etc., there is not much chance of detecting an attacking missile with its own radar equipment even at an altitude of 25 km, because its RCS is very small, and the distance from the rocket to the ship is more than 50 km. On the approach to the final section of the trajectory after the target is captured by the seeker, the rocket "dives" down, that is, it hides behind the radio horizon, and it is known to be +/- 40 km due to the curvature of the earth. When it appears at such a distance and a speed of 2,6 km / s, the Zircon flies this distance in less than 20 seconds. The existing air defense systems will not have time to work out stupidly! And in order to finish off you at the end, the dastardly guys from the design bureau came up with firing a rocket along a low-altitude trajectory, this is when the rocket spreads over the water throughout the flight, and firing in a salvo, the number of missiles in which depends on the type of target, the presence and composition of its air defense, etc. ... And YES the ship against the background of the sea is a very contrasting target in any range! I'm not making anyone out of myself, but you, before opening your mouth, at least a little familiar with the theory! About your interference, when capturing a target, the rocket remembers three parameters - azimuth, elevation and range, and if its seeker starts jamming, then it stupidly flies along these three "coordinates"! Anti-radar missiles work according to this principle when they try to jam or turn off the radar, that is, the radiation source. There is a good book by Alexander Pletnev - "The Lonely Raid", read it, there is a very well described salvo of "Peter the Great" "Granites" on a British aircraft carrier.
              1. Many_ways_point Offline Many_ways_point
                Many_ways_point 8 October 2020 13: 23
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                No stealth coating can withstand even a minute of hypersonic movement. And without it, and even in a cloud of plasma, Zircon will be noticed immediately after departure from behind the radio horizon.
                You project the P700 and P800 attack algorithm on Zircon. Only the rockets have completely different engines. The P700 has a speed of only Mach 1,5 near the water. And Zircon with a scramjet engine cannot do this, it needs at least 4 otherwise it will stall. And zircon at Mach 6 flying right above the water is also unscientific fantasy. It will just melt there. So option 1 is a dive from 25 km to a target that has already been covered by jamming and traps.

                when capturing a target, the rocket remembers three parameters

                And there will be no capture. There will be a decoy capture.
                And yet, the ship is not a stationary air defense system and tricks with memorizing coordinates will not be rolled.
                1. ioan-e Offline ioan-e
                  ioan-e (Boris) 8 October 2020 13: 56
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                  Quote: Many_holes_point
                  And zircon at Mach 6 flying right above the water is also unscientific fantasy. It will just melt there.

                  Really? But a number of leading experts, such as Alexei Leonkov, are firmly convinced that Zircon will not melt, and moreover, it has such an algorithm, attacks over water! Regarding the dive from 25 km, do not confuse the Zircon with the X-32, although it dives from 40 km!

                  Quote: Many_holes_point
                  No stealth coating can withstand even a minute of hypersonic movement.

                  I didn’t say a word about the stealth coating.

                  1. Many_ways_point Offline Many_ways_point
                    Many_ways_point 8 October 2020 15: 42
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                    a number of leading experts, such as Alexei Leonkov, are firmly convinced that Zircon will not melt, and moreover, such an algorithm, attacks over water, it has

                    Blessed is he who believes. But you continue to believe that Zircon violates the laws of physics and the wunderwaffe in general.
  2. Cudgel Offline Cudgel
    Cudgel (Dubina) 7 October 2020 16: 58
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    Putin hurried up with the prodigy, he had to hide it up his sleeve and pull it out when the dollar jumped to 90! When people ask, what about the dollar? Putin will ascend the rostrum, take a piece of paper from his pocket, wave it at it and say that your money went to the wunderwaffe, treat with understanding.

    ... The first stage of the rocket is presumably equipped with a solid-fuel taxiway, and the second with a ramjet ...

    - there can be no ramjet, we are not at that stage of technological development. Rather, one can believe in an honest constitutional, multi-day vote.
  3. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 7 October 2020 16: 58
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    We have just written about too frequent overflights of our borders by NATO aircraft, exercises in the Baltic States. I also wrote that you must respond to any threat in a mirror image. Here is a mirror answer arrived! That's right. They are exercises, and we are modern rockets!
    1. Cudgel Offline Cudgel
      Cudgel (Dubina) 7 October 2020 17: 39
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      Not certainly in that way. They are exercises and UAVs of all classes and stealth planes for 500 pieces, and we are cartoons and PR (instead of modern missiles)!
      Zircon is in the same place as Armata and Su-57.
    2. Many_ways_point Offline Many_ways_point
      Many_ways_point 7 October 2020 19: 06
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      Wonderful! Adequately! Do you know that in 22 years of his reign, Putin has not built a single rank 1 ship? Why are you going to launch these "miracle" rockets ??!
      1. ioan-e Offline ioan-e
        ioan-e (Boris) 8 October 2020 12: 20
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        Quote: Many_holes_point
        Wonderful! Adequately! Do you know that in 22 years of his reign, Putin has not built a single rank 1 ship? Why are you going to launch these "miracle" rockets ??!

        Zircon can be launched from the same launchers as the latest Russian anti-ship missiles P-800 Onyx and Caliber (3M54). Possible carriers:
        TARKR “Admiral Nakhimov”;
        TARKR "Peter the Great" (during the modernization of 2019-2022);
        Nuclear submarine of project 885M Yasen-M;
        Nuclear submarine 949A Antey;
        Frigates project 22350
        Frigates project 11356
        Corvette Project 20385
        Rocket ships of the project 11661
        21631 small rocket ships
        22800 small rocket ships
        After upgrading the heavy cruiser Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Kuznetsov, it will receive 3C14 universal launchers, the arsenal of which includes the Zircon cruise missile.
        Is it enough?
        PS Change the training manual!
        1. Eduard Aplombov Offline Eduard Aplombov
          Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) 8 October 2020 13: 34
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          How much patience you have to argue with pots, it has long been known that the best minds in everything that is in Russia are located in the neighboring territory, plus the sorrows that have bred in Russia with a club in their heads.
          You can also listen to the Jews of Israel warmed up by * reporter * to understand that the Kremlin is doing everything right in arms
  4. Rum rum Offline Rum rum
    Rum rum (Rum rum) 7 October 2020 19: 56
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    I alone guessed to calculate the speed in Mach?
    Where is 9?
    Give 9!