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Flies in wrong way: military research expert on Russia's Zircon missile

27 March, 2024 Wednesday
12:30

The Russian Zircon hypersonic missile, which Russia used to attack Kyiv on February 7 and March 25, does not fulfill its intended combat mission and "flies in the wrong direction."

Andrii Kulchytskyi, Head of the Military Research Laboratory of Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise, said this, according to Suspilne.

"This missile does not fulfill its combat mission. Everything that is charged, all the characteristics - "super", "hyper" - are all words, but in reality, the missile is still a long way from combat use. It flies in the wrong direction, does not do the work for which it is designed," the expert says.

According to him, Ukrainian air defense is capable of shooting them down. At the same time, Kulchytskyi emphasized that one of the fragments of the missile that was shot down on March 25 clearly shows that it was shot down by the Patriot system.

"We are still analyzing, we will determine what kind of substance is there. But the warhead is small: it does not compare to the warhead of such missiles as Kh-101 and Kh-22," the expert added.

  • On Monday morning, March 25, Russian terrorists launched a missile attack on the capital of Ukraine. Air defense forces destroyed two Russian ballistic missiles over Kyiv. There is no official confirmation from the Ukrainian General Staff that the Russians attacked Kyiv with Zircon hypersonic missiles. 
  • The spokesperson for the Southern Defense Forces, Natalia Humeniuk, said that Russia has several dozen long-range ballistic missiles, but is forced to use reserve weapons, which means a certain degree of Russians' desperation.


 
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