Amid the news that, in addition to the naval version of the Zircon hypersonic cruise missile, the Russian military is also engaged in the development of a ground version.
It is likely that the ground version of the Zircon tactical missile system could be used before 2025.
Currently, there is a lot of controversy surrounding what the exact version of the Zircon missile system will be, however, according to experts, it will most likely be a refit version of the Iskander cruise missile. OTRK, and most likely the new complex can be equipped with not only the Zircon hypersonic missile, but also the Caliber cruise missile.
As for the range of the ground-based versions of the Zircon missile, experts say that the missile will have a range of up to 1,000 km – contrary to the foundation of the Treaty on the Elimination of Medium- and Short-Range Missiles. which the United States unilaterally left.
In a related development, a few days ago, it became known that Russia plans to complete the Zircon hypersonic missile tests in early 2022.
Russian military experts note that, at present, the tests of the Zircon supersonic cruise missile are really reaching the final stage, which allows the Russian military to use this missile as soon as possible. is next year.
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the Zircon hypersonic missile would soon enter service with the army.