Russia successfully tests hypersonic missile on Putin’s birthday

Russia successfully tests hypersonic missile on Putin's birthday

Russia successfully tested Tsirkon hypersonic cruise missile in the Barents Sea, a senior commander told President Vladimir Putin on the Russian leader’s 68th birthday.

Valery Gerasimov, chief of the army’s general staff, said the test strike was carried out from the Admiral Gorshkov vessel which was located in the White Sea in northern Russia.

“This is a big event not only for the life of the armed forces, but also for all of Russia,” Putin told Gerasimov.

A military official said the missile hit its target at a distance of 280 miles in four and a half minutes.

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