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Putin: Russia soon to deploy new naval hypersonic missiles

The Jerusalem Post reports: “The Russian Navy will be equipped with its military’s newest naval hypersonic missile in the coming months, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during the Navy Day parade in St. Petersberg on Sunday, state media reported.

The Zircon hypersonic missile was reported by TASS on Thursday to be expected to be put into service on surface ships as early as September. The first ship expected to receive the weapon is the Admiral Gorshkov frigate.

‘State tests of the product have been completed, all documents for the adoption of the product into service have been prepared,’ a source in the military told TASS. ‘It is expected that in September the surface Zircon will be put into service with the fleet.’

The weapon is also expected to be deployed on submarines, according to Russia Today television…”

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