First ship armed with Russian hypersonic missiles enters combat duty


The Russian navy frigate ‘Admiral Gorshkov,’ has become the first warship carrying Zircon hypersonic cruise missiles to begin routine combat service.

Russian President Vladimir Putin oversaw the ceremony on Wednesday via video link, declaring that the Zircon missile was a “unique weapon” and that “no other country has anything comparable.” 

“I am sure that such a powerful armament will allow us to steadfastly defend Russia from potential foreign threats. It will help to maintain the national interests of our country,” Putin stated.

According to Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, the frigate will conduct “a voyage in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, as well as the Mediterranean Sea.”

“A ship fitted with Zircons is capable of carrying out high-precision and powerful strikes on the enemy at sea and on land,” Shoigu said. “The unique feature of Zircon hypersonic missiles is their guaranteed ability to bypass any existing or prospective air defense systems.”

Shoigu added that the missiles have a range of more than 1,000 kilometers (621 miles).

The frigate first joined Russia’s Northern Fleet in 2018. Onboard  trials of the Zircon began in 2020 and were concluded last year.

One thought on “First ship armed with Russian hypersonic missiles enters combat duty

  1. How far will they take this war theater, this gross display of cruel greed and false-power control? When will it be officially announced that the u.S. has entered the war? Will China strike Taiwan? Will Israel hit Iran? All this horror, attempting to assure we fall victims to perpetual fear. War, murder, death, waste. Waste of money, waste of resources, waste of life, and waste of TIME. And what a great gift time is. It’s what we live in, have experiences in, learn in, grow in, experiment in, enjoy in, innovate in, and EVOLVE in. Unjust war is Anti-Time, The Thief of Livingness.

    What a good life it could be. The eight billion have within them the power to make it good again. You can feel the dam about to break as we are fed lie after lie and poison after poison. The Ship of State is sinking. No lifeboats for the deceivers or poisoners.


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