“The American aircraft carrier groups have had serious problems since that moment”
On Thursday, November 18, Sergei Shoigu reported to Vladimir Putin on the successful firing of a Zircon rocket in the White Sea. The Minister of Defense said that the launch was carried out by the frigate Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov, after which the Zircon missile hit its designated target with a direct hit.
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How important was the launch of this missile for our fleet, “MK” explained a member of the Expert Council of the Public Organization “Officers of Russia”, Captain 1st Rank Vasily Dandykin.
< p>“On the Zircon test, everything is moving towards the final stage,” said Dandykin. “The frigate“ Admiral Gorshkov ”has fired this rocket more than once. And during these firing, all the assigned tasks were successfully completed. Then the submarine “Severodvinsk” – the lead submarine of the “Ash” project, joined the tests. She fired “Zircon” first from the surface, and then from underwater. Everything also went smoothly. Well, the current launch is, I think, already the final phase of testing. In fact, as early as next year, the Zircon hypersonic cruise missile with a flight speed of up to Mach 9 will be supplied to equip the country's Navy. That is, our ships of Project 22350 – the multipurpose frigates Admiral Gorshkov, Admiral Kasatonov and others – will receive these newest missiles. They will also go into service with the Yasen-M submarines. And this means that the American carrier strike groups from this moment have very serious problems, since now they are not in a position to oppose the Russian “Zircons”. It is a hypersonic cruise missile that can engage both surface and ground targets at ranges of up to 1000 km. It carries a fairly large mass of explosive, maneuvering in dense layers of the atmosphere, and descends on a target from a great height, hitting it for sure. Today, no country in the world, including the United States, has an antidote against this missile. At the moment, it is the most important strike weapon of the Russian Navy, which fundamentally changes the balance of military forces in the world ocean.