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Royal Navy new aircraft carriers cannot stop Russia’s new hypersonic Zircon missiles | The Independent

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The Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers will not be able to stop new high-speed Russian missiles by the time they enter service.

The new Zircon missile can reportedly travel at five to six times the speed of sound, using a state of the art “scramjet” engine, which takes the oxygen it needs for propulsion from the atmosphere instead of a tank on board.

This makes it smaller, lighter and faster than other engines of its type.

Developed by the Russian military, it could be operational as early as next year, at which point it will likely be fitted to a nuclear-powered Kirov class warship as well as strategic bombers and submarines.

Source: Royal Navy new aircraft carriers cannot stop Russia’s new hypersonic Zircon missiles | The Independent

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