This screengrab of footage released by the Russian Defense Ministry shows that frigate Admiral Gorshkov test-fires a Tsirkon hypersonic cruise missile from the Barents Sea on May 28, 2022.
The missile hit a naval target about 1,000 km away in the White Sea.
MOSCOW, May 28 (Xinhua) -- Russian frigate Admiral Gorshkov successfully test-fired a Tsirkon hypersonic cruise missile from the Barents Sea on Saturday, Russia's Defense Ministry said.
The missile hit a naval target about 1,000 km away in the White Sea and the flight of the projectile corresponded to the designed parameters, it added.
The Tsirkon missile has been test-fired several times from the Admiral Gorshkov frigate and a nuclear-powered submarine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said the Tsirkon missile is capable of flying at Mach 9 or nine times the speed of sound and striking a target over 1,000 km away. ■