https://sputniknews.com/20211130/russia-will-soon-have-new-hypersonic-missile-with-maximum-speed-of-mach-9-putin-says-1091142427.html

Vladimir Putin said that the hypersonic weapon with maximum speed of Mach 9 will appear in Russia in the near future.Moscow is developing hypersonic weapons in response to NATO actions that pose threat to Russia, President Vladimir Putin said. Earlier, Russian Foreign Ministry said that Russia’s objective control means are detecting over 50 NATO reconnaissance aircraft and drones near its borders every week.In turn, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov pointed to an increase in “provocative actions.” The spokesman mentioned intensified NATO aircraft intelligence and reconnaissance activities in the Black Sea region.Zircon is the world’s first hypersonic cruise missile capable of carrying out long aerodynamic flights with manoeuvring in dense layers of the atmosphere using exclusively its own propulsion power.The maximum speed of the missile reaches about nine speeds of the sound. Its maximum range totals 1,000 kilometers (621 miles).

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