Maximum speed of the Russian hypersonic missiles “Dagger” and “Zircon” is expected to increase to more than ten Mach (speed of sound).
As Deputy Minister of defense of the Russian Federation Alexey Krivoruchko, is currently ongoing development of technologies that will help to increase the speed of flight, range, and precision missile guidance.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said earlier that the new ship missile “Zircon” will have a speed of Mach nine, and the creation of its land-based version, RIA Novosti reported.
“the Dagger” and other modern Russian weapons, the Russian leader presented last year in the message to the Federal Assembly. At the enlarged meeting of the Collegium of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation of 24 December Putin stated about the current unique situation with the development of new weapons — other countries are catching up with Russia. Putin said that no country in the world until now, no hypersonic weapons, and even more able to overcome the distance between the continents.