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Russia successfully test-fires Tsirkon hypersonic missile

Xinhua | Updated: 2021-11-30 09:08

Screengrab from footage released by the Russian Defense Ministry on Nov 29, 2021 shows the firing of a Tsirkon hypersonic missile from Russian frigate Admiral Gorshkov. [Photo/Agencies]

MOSCOW - Russian frigate Admiral Gorshkov has successfully test-launched a Tsirkon hypersonic cruise missile from the White Sea, Russia's Defense Ministry said Monday.

The missile hit a target that was located at a distance of more than 400 km, it said.

The Tsirkon missile has been test-fired several times from the Admiral Gorshkov frigate and a nuclear-powered submarine.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said earlier this month that the test of the missile was nearing its completion and would arm the navy next year.

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