Russia Successfully Launches ‘Unstoppable’ Cruise Missile

  • Russia has launched five successful flights of the hypersonic jet, say reports
  • The weapon cannot be stopped by the Navy’s current defences, experts say
  • Zircon could render Navy’s new £6.2billion ($7.9billion) aircraft carriers useless
  • Missile is being tested and could be fitted to Russian cruisers by 2018 

Russia has launched five successful flights of a hypersonic jet that is capable of destroying an aircraft carrier with a single impact, according to a new report.

The Zircon cruise missile travels between 3,800mph and 4,600mph – five to six times the speed of sound – and puts Russia ‘half a decade’ ahead of the US’, the report says.

This makes it faster than any anti-missile system, including those that are expected to appear in the next two decades.

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Good thing we’re buddies with Putin!!

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