Russia launches a frightening threat to the British Navy after ordering the “carrier killer” weapon.
Russian Ambassador to the UK Andrey Kelin warned London there would be consequences if the incident repeated in June when a British ship crossed Russian territorial waters near Crimea.
Speaking to public broadcaster BBC, Kelin warned Britain not to try the same maneuver again, saying the Kremlin would not hesitate to order decisive action to protect its sovereignty.
Throwing a veiled threat, Kelin explained that the Russian navy would make it “more difficult” to repeat an incident.
Russian naval warships and boats will soon carry new advanced missiles designed to take out enemy ships with a single critical hit, after the Moscow Defense Ministry signed a contract with their manufacturer.
RIA Novosti reported that military chiefs signed the agreement today, Friday August 27, with the rocket design bureau NPO Mashinostroyenia. Under the terms of the deal, deliveries from the Zircon complex will be received next year, marking the first time that a serial anti-ship hypersonic missile has been routinely deployed.
There are reports that a warship sailing in arctic waters reported the Zircon’s successful firing test last month. Military officials said: “He hit the target in the White Sea with a direct hit from a distance of over 350 kilometers (217 miles).
The test confirmed the tactical and technical performance of the missile, and its flight speed was around Mach 7. ”This means that the projectile flew at hypersonic speed, seven times faster than the speed of sound.
Zircon has been dubbed the “aircraft carrier killer” on the grounds that a single warhead has the potential to take down large targets.
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