According to the official Russian news agency Tass, the new frigate Admiral Gorshkov of the 22350 project, will perform this year the first naval launch of the new Zirkon hypersonic missile, thus confirming that the new missile can be deployed from vertical silos intended for the Kalibr naval cruise missile or the P800 Onyx anti-ship missile.
The new missile, capable of reaching Mach 9 for a range of over 1000 km, is due to enter service in the early years of the 2020s, and will equip both offshore surface vessels such as the Gorchkov and Grigorovich frigates, or Lider destroyers. , as corvettes equipped to carry the Kalibr missile, such as the Buyan-M, as well as attack submarines, nuclear as well as conventional.
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