Russia test fired the Hypersonic Cruise Missile – TSIRKON

Russia has test-fired the Hypersonic Cruise missile called TSIRKON (Zircon) successfully in the white Sea on October 7, 2020. The test fire was conducted on the occasion of the birthday of the former Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Key Facts

  • Test fire was conducted from the Frigate Admiral Gorshkov Vessel in the  white Sea.
  • The Missile have a capacity to hit the destined target at a distance of 450 km in Just 4 and half minutes.
  • It can reache tjhr hypersonic speeds of more than Mach 8.
  • This is the second test fire of the Missile. Earlier test fire was conducted  in January 2020 for the first time.
  • The Missile was launched from white sea to hit the target located in Barents Sea.

Barents Sea

The barents sea is located in the Northern coasts of Norway and Russia. It is a Shallow shelf sea having an average depth of 230.  Norwegian sea in the west and Kola Peninsula to the south are the border state.  surrounding There are three main types of water in the barents sea. Water in the sea is the result of North Atlantic drift, cold Arctic water from the north and coastal waters.

White Sea

The White Sea is a southern inlet of the Barents Sea. It is located on the northwest coast of Russia. He sea is bordered by Karelia to the west, Kola Peninsula to the north, and the Kanin Peninsula to the northeast. The White Sea is under Russian sovereignty and  are considered to be part of the internal waters of Russia.

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