The United States has found an answer to the Russian "Zircons", but so far the theoretical

As early as next year, the Russian Navy will begin to receive promising hypersonic anti-ship missiles "Zircon", which are at the final stage of testing. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced the conclusion of an appropriate long-term contract.

According to the plan, the newest missiles will be the first to receive the Project 885M Yasen-M nuclear submarine, starting with the Perm nuclear submarine, which is currently under construction. In parallel with this, the armament of "Zircons" and surface ships will begin.

In addition, it is reported that in the future, the Ministry of Defense plans to equip all multipurpose nuclear submarines in service with the Russian Navy with Zircons, including the upgraded nuclear submarines of Project 949A Antey.

Naturally, such a "turn of events" cannot but worry the United States. According to Pentagon officials, Russian hypersonic missiles pose a serious threat and have a potentially destabilizing effect.

Probably in connection with this, the United States has officially restored the 56th artillery command in the FRG, which supposedly will have to control the complexes of the American "Dark Eagle" hypersonic missiles. If deployed in Germany, they will be able to reach Moscow in 21 minutes.

However, unlike Russia, the US "hypersonic argument" looks extremely weak. First, those very American missiles are still in development and have not yet reached the testing stage. Secondly, their placement in the EU is not an easy task.

Thus, the Pentagon's answer to our "Zircon" is purely theoretical, and there is no guarantee that it will ever come to practical implementation.

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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 15 November 2021 21: 25
    the United States has 8 Tomahawk cruise missiles on warships, while Russia has only 120 of its caliber.
    Moreover, if necessary, the United States can produce 15 thousand Tomahawks a year, while Russia - only 300. Collect more, they say, there is no production capacity.

    The Russian army has received 48 Kalibr cruise missiles since the beginning of 2019. This was announced by the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu. 12.04.2019/XNUMX/XNUMX
    I don’t know about the others, but I think the quantity is of great importance. It's not enough to have a super duper rocket. And even if now you don't need much, but what if tomorrow is a war? I think we need at least 3 thousand units (airfields, warehouses, bases, ships, ports, etc.) and it turns out that we need 10 years to build them. For a long time, but for Putin and Shoigu only yachts, palaces and high fences are being built quickly!
  2. Seshea found the answer to Tsircons
    The barrels will be rolled out onto the balconies with the Hafn!
    And then how they will be blown around the Zyrkons
    and kaput will come to everyone under the balcony!