Hypersonic Missile Current Affairs, GK & News

TSIRKON: Russia test fires Hypersonic Cruise Missile successfully

On October 7, 2020, Russia test-fired TSIRKON (Zircon) Hypersonic Cruise missile successfully in the Barents Sea. Highlights The test fire was conducted from the Frigate Admiral Gorshkov Vessel in White Sea. The Missile hit the destined the target located at a distance of 450 km in less than 4 and half minutes. The Missile reached ..

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Russia to get Frigates with Hypersonic Weapons by 2025-26

The Russian Navy is going to get two Project 22350 frigates – Admiral Yumashev and Admiral Spiridonov – equipped with hypersonic weapons by 2025-26. The ships are being built by the United Shipbuilding Corporation of Russia. These two proposed frigates were laid down in St Petersburg on July 20 and during the official ceremony itself, ..

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US tests Hypersonic Nuclear capable missile

On March 20, 2020, the United States successfully tested nuclear capable hypersonic missiles. The test challenges Russia’s missile testing capabilities. Recently, Russia tested a hypersonic weapon in December 2019 and China has already showcased its DF-17 hypersonic glide vehicle. The glide vehicle flew at five times more than the speed of sound. Anti-Ballistic Missiles Treaty ..

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IISS Study: World Defence spending biggest in 10 years

On February 14, the International Institute of Strategic Studies released its report on Defence Spending all over the world. The report was titled “Military Balance”. According to the report, the global spending rose by 4% in 2019. This is the largest growth in 10 years. Highlights The report also says that the Defence race between ..

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Kinzhal missile: Russia successfully launches hypersonic missile

Russia successfully launched high-precision aeroballistic Kinzhal hypersonic missile from a MiG-31 supersonic interceptor jet. During the test, the missile launch was normal and it hit preset target on the test site. It also met its performance characteristics and time indicators. Kinzhal missile System The Kinzhal missile is one of array of new weapons developed by ..

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