Russian Navy frigate to continue test-launches of Tsirkon hypersonic missile — source

MOSCOW, April 6. /TASS/. The Northern Fleet’s Project 22350 lead frigate Admiral Gorshkov has left for the Belomorsk base for undergoing maintenance and loading a Tsirkon hypersonic missile for the next test-launch, a source in the defense industry told TASS on Monday.

“The frigate Admiral Gorshkov has left for the Belomorsk naval base for undergoing some maintenance work and also for loading a Tsirkon missile launcher,” the source said.

As the source specified, “the hypersonic missile’s second test-firings are expected to be carried out from the ship in April-May.”

The Northern Fleet’s press office and also the Research and Production Association of Machine-Building (the company, which has developed the Tsirkon hypersonic missile and is part of Tactical Missiles Corporation, according to the media’s data) declined to comment on this information for TASS.