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The test was carried out by the frigate Admiral Gorshkov. The Russian Defense Ministry says the frigate was running a computer simulation of the Zircon missile, which Russia has been working on developing for many years.
It is a hypersonic rocket that According to Russia go at several times the speed of sound. The Zircon missile was first tested in October 2020, and the Russians have since reported several test launches.
The ministry does not say on Wednesday whether Admiral Gorshkov actually fired such a missile this time, but says the purpose was to test the frigate’s attack capability in the western Atlantic.
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