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Today, the lead frigate of Project 22350, Admiral of the Soviet Union Fleet Gorshkov, fired a Zircon hypersonic cruise missile from the White Sea at a coastal target located at the Chizha training ground in the Arkhangelsk region.

Rocket fire was carried out as part of testing new types of weapons.

According to objective control data, the Zircon hypersonic cruise missile successfully hit a coastal target located at a distance of over 350 km. The rocket flight speed was more than Mach 8.

The closure of the shooting area was ensured by the forces of the White Sea Naval Base of the Northern Fleet.

Test firing of the Zircon hypersonic cruise missile by the frigate Admiral of the Soviet Union Fleet Gorshkov was carried out in early October and in November this year. All shootings were considered successful.

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The frigate “Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov” is one of the most modern ships of the Northern Fleet. It was built at the Severnaya Verf shipyard in St. Petersburg and entered the Russian Navy in July 2018. Successfully completed the tasks of several exercises and circumnavigation. He is a permanent participant of the Main Naval Parade in Kronstadt.

Project 22350 frigates are multifunctional warships capable of effectively fighting surface, air and underwater adversaries, as well as striking land and coastal targets at a distance of over 1,500 kilometers.

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