Putin prepares “gifts for his army, orders hypersonic missiles
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Putin prepares “gifts for his army, orders hypersonic missiles

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a new supply of dozens of nuclear-capable hypersonic Zircon missiles with a speed of nearly 7,000 miles per hour.

The ‘Mach 9’ weapon, known in Russia as ‘Tsirkon’, will be put into service with the Russian army within this year, while it is reported that the Russian president has spent a lot of money on the development of new missiles with nuclear capabilities, which according to him are ‘unstoppable’ by western air defences.

“The first contract for the production of a Tsirkon group was signed in the summer of 2021,” said a source close to the Russian defense ministry, while “an additional contract was signed this fall.”