Russia has revealed a new and terrifying and deadly weapon.
According to The Hill, “Russia’s Defense Ministry on Monday announced that it has launched a hypersonic missile from the Severodvinsk submarine for the first time.”
Per the report:
[T]he nuclear submarine performed two launches of the Zircon cruise missile, with its mock targets being in the Barents Sea.
Zircon’s purpose is to arm cruisers, frigates, and submarines in Russia. It is one of the few hypersonic missiles under development in the country.
Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, claimed the missile can fly nine times the speed of sound and has a range of about 620 miles.
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