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American ship multifunctional command and control system Aegis is unlikely to effectively seize promising Russian hypersonic missile “Zircon,” says Forbes.
According to the publication, the range of the missiles exceeds 1,000 kilometers, while developing speed of 9,000 kilometers per hour. Us magazine notes that “Zircon” is able to maneuver and mix at low altitude (for quasi-ballistic trajectory). “Combined with his phenomenal speed it especially complicates the interception. Even Aegis combat system used by the Navy [Navy] United States, Japan, South Korea and Australia in the [Asia-Pacific] region, may face problems,” writes Forbes.
In October, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the construction for the Pacific fleet (TF) Corvette “Rumbling” get “Zircon”.
In September The Drive, citing declassified Central intelligence Agency (CIA) documents relating to high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft A-12 Oxcart, wrote that “Zircon” to provide radar stealth can also use plasma stealth shield, involving, in particular, the use as fuel additives of alkali metals such as cesium.
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