TASS: underwater flight tests of the Zircon rocket will resume in 2024 from under the water will be resumed no earlier than 2024, TASS reports, citing a source in the military-industrial complex.
According to him, flight design tests (LKI) will be carried out from the project 885M Perm nuclear submarine , which “will differ from its predecessors in a slightly modified design.” If this submarine is not ready for launches in 2024, LKI will resume in 2025.
The Agency recalls that in 2021 two Zircon launches were carried out from under the water.
The first launch of this missile from the submarine “Severodvinsk” project 885, located under water, took place in October. At the same time, this nuclear submarine made the first test launch of the Zircon from the surface position. In the same month, the commander of the Northern Fleet, Alexander Moiseev, reported to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu that the tests of the Russian Zircon hypersonic cruise missile from the submarine had been successfully completed.