Professor Vladimir Kozin of the Russian Academy of Military Sciences said in a March 7, 2019 interview on Russia Today Arabic that Russia’s new Zircon missile is extremely accurate, can travel at speeds of Mach 8-9, and has a range of at least 1,000 kilometers. He said that much of the information about the missile is secret and that the missile could “spell the end” of the U.S. Navy, and particularly its aircraft carriers. He also said that Zircon can destroy American nuclear war command centers on American and European soil.
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Professor Vladimir Kozin: The [Zircon] is a hypersonic missile that is extremely accurate. There is little information available because it is a new design, and the information about it is secret. What is known is that this missile flies at a speed of Mach 8-9.
It has a long range – 1,000 kilometers or greater. It means that in the future, this will spell the end of the U.S. Navy. This is especially true with regard to their aircraft carriers. They have 11 aircraft carriers and we have only one. The missile enables the destruction of not only the aircraft carriers, but also the nuclear war command centers. They have six such centers on American soil, five centers among the NATO allies in Europe, and several centers on German soil, like Ramstein Air Base and Buchel Air Base.