MOSCOW, November 22. /TASS/. The Tsirkon seaborne hypersonic missile system will also be able to launch Oniks hypersonic missiles, a source close to the Defense Ministry told TASS.
Oniks missiles are used both in the Bastion coastal missile system and on surface and underwater carriers.
"The created launcher of the new coastal missile system can employ both Tsirkon and Oniks missiles," the source said.
TASS does not have official confirmation of this information.
Earlier, a source from the Defense Ministry said that enterprises of the military-industrial complex developed and manufactured a coastal missile system with a Tsirkon hypersonic missile. According to him, the prototype has already been created, as in the case of the Bastion coastal missile system, the launcher will carry two missiles.
According to another TASS source, the coastal missile system with the Tsirkon missile, like its predecessor, the Bastion coastal missile system, will be able to destroy sea and ground targets.
The Oniks and Tsirkon missiles are designed and manufactured at the NPO mashinostroenia in Reutov.