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    3M22 Zircon Hypersonic Cruise Missile

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    Post  limb on Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:31 pm

    When it enters service, I hope the navy doesn't have to wait many years to get enough stocks of them.
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    Post  GarryB on Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:48 am

    Doesn't really matter if they take 5 years to get it in to service... the improved Onyx missiles at 800km range and mach 5 are already damn formidable anyway and even the original Onyx missiles were a problem.

    Russia does not need the firepower to obliterate the west... that would cost too much and the money and people and time invested achieving that would be a bit of a waste if they never actually use it... and I hope they don't.

    The west is like a wasp... it routinely uses its sting to get what it wants... but Russia is more of a bee... it can sting too, but it would prefer to make honey.
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    Post  Arrow on Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:02 am

    There is no information about the new Onyx. There was also no information about Onyx testing at 5M speed


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    Post  PapaDragon on Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:16 pm

    Arrow wrote:There is no information about the new Onyx. There was also no information about Onyx testing at 5M speed

    Correct

    Onyx doesn't go anywhere near 5M
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    Post  Isos on Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:20 pm

    Most interesting will be the small brahmos NG.
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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:48 pm

    PapaDragon wrote:
    Arrow wrote:There is no information about the new Onyx. There was also no information about Onyx testing at 5M speed

    Correct

    Onyx doesn't go anywhere near 5M

    The deep modernization being developed for P-800 Onyx will allow it to have 1000km range and 4.5-5 Mach top speed, the ramjet engine prevents it from exceeding Mach 5 however. With the INF Treaty's death, they could just as easily add a rocket stage derived from the Kh-32 (but increased in size because Onyx is ground launched) to allow it to hit the 1000km range and 4.5-5 Mach speed.

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    Post  thegopnik on Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:19 pm

    https://zeenews.india.com/india/brahmos-missile-with-800km-range-possible-hypersonic-version-being-developed-2230891.html

    CEO and MD of BrahmosSudhir Kumar Mishra said 800km and hypersonic speeds by upgrading their existing ramjet.

    https://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/6925991

    general designer of NPO Mashinostroyenia (part of the Tactical Missile Arms Corporation) Alexander Leonov said 800km and increasing onyx to mach 5

    Everyone knows India gets Russia's sloppy 2nds.

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    Post  dino00 on Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:22 pm

    Arrow wrote:There was supposed to be one more test this year. There have not been any tests for a distance of 1000 km yet and they were announced at the end of 2020. In total, they did 7 tests, there were only 3.
    For now, Zircon is only 300-400 km range test. Very strange because it is not even half of the declared range by VVP.
    They write that there were 3 tests. What about the January 2020 test? was unsuccessful that they do not mention this test.

    5 successful tests this year, not 3 as the lying gentleman comments above.

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    Post  Arrow on Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:13 am

    There were 4 tests in this year. The first is in jnuary, the second is in october, the third is in november and the fourth is in december.
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    Post  dino00 on Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:27 pm

    Arrow wrote:There were 4 tests in this year. The first is in jnuary, the second is in october, the third is in november and the fourth is in december.

    The second was in July...

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    Post  dino00 on Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:20 pm

    The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation announces serial deliveries of the Zircon hypersonic missile in 2022

    https://www.militarynews.ru/story.asp?rid=1&nid=543931&lang=RU

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    Post  LMFS on Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:34 am

    Source: from the Admiral Gorshkov will conduct a salvo launch of" Zircons"."

    MOSCOW, January 4-RIA Novosti. The frigate of the Northern fleet project 22350 "Admiral Gorshkov" until the end of 2021 for the first time will perform a salvo launch of hypersonic missiles "Zircon" on tests, a source in the military-industrial complex told RIA Novosti.

    As reported by the Ministry of defense, in 2020, Gorshkov performed three launches of Zircons: two-at sea targets and one-at a ground target. In all cases, only one missile was fired.

    "According to the plan of state tests of the missile system, by the end of 2021, the first salvo firing of several Zircon missiles will be performed from the Admiral Gorshkov frigate. The missiles will be launched from the ship with an interval of several seconds, " the source told RIA Novosti.
    He explained that the salvo firing "is designed to provide not only missile tests, but also to test the capabilities of the ship's weapons control system, in particular, when it performs tasks with a massive missile strike simultaneously on sea and land targets."

    The launches will be carried out in an environment of powerful electronic countermeasures. According to the source, the Zircon is equipped with a unique homing system in terms of noise immunity characteristics, and they want to confirm its capabilities during tests.
    The zircon is the world's first hypersonic cruise missile capable of performing long – term aerodynamic flight with maneuvering in dense layers of the atmosphere, using its own engine thrust throughout the route, while its speed reaches about nine speeds of sound, and the maximum firing range is up to a thousand kilometers. The complex can hit both surface and ground targets with the same efficiency.

    Serial deliveries of hypersonic missiles "Zircon" for the Russian Navy should begin in 2022.

    https://ria.ru/20210104/tsirkon-1591931630.html

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