TASS Russian news agency
The TASS source said:
“The first launch of a Tsirkon from the Severodvinsk submarine within the framework of flight development tests will be carried out from the water surface position at the beginning of October. Depending on its results, the second launch from underwater at a sea target is scheduled for November,”
According to the source, the first launch from the Severodvinsk nuclear-powered submarine was postponed from September to October due to the need to carry out all technical preparations.
NPO Mashinostroeniya (part of the Tactical Missiles Corporation) that is the developer and producer of Tsirkon missiles declined to comment on this information.
According to the source, two Tsirkon launches from the nuclear-powered submarine are planned to be performed by the end of 2021 and these trials will continue next year. The source also said that the state trials of the Tsirkon are set to begin in November and they will continue in 2022, after that the planned supply of missiles to the Russian Navy will begin.
Earlier, the Admiral Gorshkov frigate successfully test-fired the Tsirkon hypersonic missile.