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    3M22 Zircon Hypersonic Cruise Missile

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    Post  Big_Gazza Thu Sep 30, 2021 7:30 am

    missile "is unified, can be used both from surface ships and submarines."

    Excellent. One size missile fits all. Eases logistics, no need to maintain seperate surface/sub launches units.

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    Post  dino00 Thu Sep 30, 2021 3:28 pm

    The Notam coincided with TASS information, White Sea early October (1 October)
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    Post  dino00 Mon Oct 04, 2021 2:17 pm

    2nd Launch

    Submarine "Severodvinsk" launched the "Zircon" rocket from a submerged position

    The flight of the missile from leaving the water to hitting a conditional target fully corresponded to the specified parameters, the Russian Defense Ministry said

    "The second test firing of the Zircon hypersonic cruise missile was carried out by the crew of the Severodvinsk nuclear submarine missile cruiser for the first time from a submerged position, from a depth of 40 m, in the waters of the White Sea at a simulated sea target in the Barents Sea. According to objective control data, the missile's flight from the exit from the water before hitting the conditional target fully corresponded to the specified parameters, "the military department said.


    https://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/12570791

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    Post  Arrow Mon Oct 04, 2021 9:01 pm


    Second firing from a submerged . Unfortunately, there's not much you can see


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    Post  hoom Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:33 pm

    I was expecting a longer gap between surface fire & submerged Shocked

    Bastion Karkpenko quotes commander of the Northern Fleet Moiseev:
    “On October 4, within the framework of the Zircon hypersonic cruise missile test program, test missile firing was carried out from a carrier rocket - a nuclear submarine of cruising project 885 / 885M, namely, from the Severodvinsk submarine. The shooting was carried out from a submerged position. All systems - the submarine's missile control systems and the missile itself - worked normally without comment. Test objectives achieved. The underwater missile launch has been worked out and confirmed. This completes the tests of the missile from the submarine, ”Moiseev reported. According to him, "taking into account the earlier tests and firing, the Zircon hypersonic cruise missile has confirmed all its characteristics."
    Источник: http://bastion-karpenko.ru/ ВТС «БАСТИОН» A.V.Karpenko
    One submerged launch is 'tests complete'? Suspect
    I would have thought you'd want to test several depths & speeds at least.

    I guess if the main launch system (canister/booster/missile mass & CoG) is essentially same as more thoroughly tested sub-launched missile eg Onyx then they may be able to get away with just making sure it actually all works as expected dunno

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    Post  Hole Tue Oct 05, 2021 9:18 pm

    In 99% of the cases the missile will be fired from the same depth and with the same speed of the sub.
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    Post  mnztr Wed Oct 06, 2021 7:07 am

    hoom wrote:I was expecting a longer gap between surface fire & submerged Shocked


    I would have thought you'd want to test several depths & speeds at least.


    Subs launch missiles from a very specific hovering depth, not while they are underway. AFIK even torpedos are launched in a very tight envelope.
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    Post  LMFS Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:54 am

    Successful launches of the Zircon from the submarine will allow for state tests from the frigate in 2021

    State tests will begin in November, said a source in the military-industrial complex.

    MOSCOW, October 6. /TASS/. Two successful launches of the Zircon hypersonic missile from the Severodvinsk nuclear submarine will make it possible to conduct state tests of the missile from the Admiral Gorshkov frigate before the end of the year, a source in the military-industrial complex told TASS on Wednesday.

    "After successful tests of the Zircon from a submarine, there are no obstacles to the start of state tests from a surface carrier," he said. According to the source, the state tests themselves will begin in November, and one or two launches may be completed by the end of the year.

    The Reutovsky NPO Mashinostroyeniya (part of the Tactical Missile Armament Corporation), where the missiles were developed and manufactured, did not comment on this information to TASS.

    Earlier, another source told TASS that flight design tests of the Zircon from the Admiral Gorshkov frigate were successfully completed.

    On October 4, the Russian Defense Ministry announced the first two test launches of the Zircon from the Project 885 Severodvinsk submarine - from the surface and underwater positions. It was noted that the complex of missile weapon control systems of the submarine and the missile itself worked in normal mode without comments. According to the Defense Ministry, the test objectives were achieved - the underwater launch of the rocket was tested and confirmed. Later, the commander of the Northern Fleet, Alexander Moiseev, reported to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu about the successful completion of missile tests from the submarine.

    https://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/12589375

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    Post  hoom Thu Oct 07, 2021 8:29 am

    Ah so there may be more thorough testing/envelope expansion in state tests then.
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