It seems that Russian missile weapons are reaching a qualitatively new level. So, according to the submariner, Captain 1st Rank Igor Kurdin, the newest Russian Zircon missile, moving at hypersonic speed, if necessary, will be able to hit any administrative or military building in the US capital without the possibility of being detected and destroyed.
The Zircon's range is from 500 to 1000 kilometers. From such a distance, no one will spot our submarine, unless it has been watched for a long time and purposefully. Nuclear submarines can be destroyed by "Zircon" any large administrativepolitical center in the United States, be it a military base or the central building of the Pentagon
- said Kurdin in an interview with the newspaper LOOK.
Previously in the Russian military department told about the second successful tests of a rocket that took off from the nuclear submarine "Severodvinsk", which was at a depth of 40 meters in the waters of the White Sea. During the tests, "Zircon" successfully hit a conditional target in the Barents Sea. The ministry said that launching and hitting a sea target with a missile was recognized as successful.
According to the plans of the Ministry of Defense, state tests of the rocket will be completed by the end of this year. "Zirconia" are going to equip multipurpose submarines of project 885M "Yasen-M", frigates of project 22350, as well as the upgraded missile cruiser "Admiral Nakhimov".