Thursday, 7 April 2016

Analysis: 3K22 and 3M22 Zircon, the Next Generation Hypersonic Missile of the Russian Navy

Work to create the latest 3K-22 multi-service missile complex armed with Zircon (sometimes spelled Tsirkon) 3M-22 missiles and designed by NPO Mashinostroeniya Military-Industrial Corporation in the town of Reutov in Moscow region has been ongoing since 2011. The Military-Industrial Courier newspaper said the 3M-22 complex is armed with an anti-ship missile which is a continuation of heavy missiles Bazalt, Granit, and Onyx to destroy surface-going naval and ground targets at a distance of 300-400 kilometers.

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