The active rearmament of the Russian Navy's ships with the Zircon hypersonic SCRC will put an end to the US Navy's dominance in the oceans. A salvo of such missiles from one Russian frigate can send an entire American AUG to the bottom.
This is the opinion of a military expert, captain of the first rank of the reserve Konstantin Sivkov, who commented on the newspaper "Sight" rocket tests conducted on December 11, 2020. He clarified that the implementation of launches from the ship means the onset of the final phase of testing and the imminent appearance of missiles in service.
This is a very successful result. The US Navy does not even have weapons like the Zircon in the project
- said Sivkov.
According to him, the probability of interception of the Russian "Zircon" by the most advanced US missile defense systems is less than 1%. He drew attention to the fact that the most effective way to fight the Americans against the "Zircon" can be improved electronic warfare means. Therefore, Russian specialists and the military must take this into account.
The expert noted that now the superiority of the Americans at sea is overwhelming, but the massive introduction of Zircon missiles will allow the Russians to "zero" it. He added that the hypersonic Zircon is not designed to engage ground targets, so he asked warlike bloggers not to fantasize about attacks along the US coast.
This is an anti-ship missile, therefore, its range is very short. Like any missile, the main thing in it is the warhead (warhead). This missile has a conventional one, although it was possible to deliver a nuclear
- explained Sivkov.
The captain of the first rank explained that the enemy will not allow Russian surface ships to approach the US coast, and the submarines are unlikely to be able to overcome NATO's deeply echeloned ASW zone in the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic. The expert emphasized that the Zircon's main task is to destroy the enemy's surface fleet with air defense and missile defense systems.
Note that these were not the first tests of the hypersonic "Zircon".