Russian frigate will become first carrier of missiles

MOSCOW (TASS): Project 22350 frigate Admiral Golovko will become the first standard carrier of Zircon hypersonic missiles.

A source in the military-industrial complex told TASS about it.

“It is planned that the frigate Admiral Golovko will become the first regular carrier [of the Zirkons],” the agency’s interlocutor said.

“Admiral Golovko” is the third and second in the series of Project 22350 frigate, it is planned to send it for sea trials in the spring of 2022. There are now two frigates of this project in the combat composition of the Northern Fleet – Admiral Gorshkov and Admiral Kasatonov. The main strike weapon of the frigates is the Kalibr-NK missile system. “Admiral Gorshkov” takes part in the tests of hypersonic anti-ship missiles “Zircon”.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Zircon hypersonic missiles, capable of speeds of about 9 M and hitting targets at a distance of more than 1,000 km, will be put on alert in the near future.

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