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Zircon missile to be test-launched from Admiral Gorshkov frigate at end of 2019 — source

March 12, 7:17 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Trials of launching a missile from a naval vessel may start at the end of the year

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MOSCOW, March 12. /TASS/. Russian hypersonic missile Zircon will be launched from a military ship for thie first time at the end of 2019, a source in the Russian military-industrial complex told TASS on Tuesday.

"Trials of launching a missile from a naval vessel are planned to start at the end of the year. The Admiral Gorshkov-class frigate, also known as Project 22350, from the Northern Fleet will be used," the source said adding that earlier trials included launching Zircon missiles from land.

TASS does not have an official confirmation of this information.

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