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Russia conducts test launch of hypersonic missile -Interfax

Randy Mancini 8 December 24, 2021
Russian President Putin chairs a meeting of the State Council of the Russian Federation and the Presidential Council for Science and Education, via a video link outside Moscow
FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting of the State Council of the Russian Federation and the Presidential Council for Science and Education, via a video link at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia December 24, 2021. Sputnik/Aleksey Nikolskyi/Pool via REUTERS

December 24, 2021

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that Russia had conducted a test launch of a hypersonic missile Tsirkon on Thursday night, Interfax news agency reported.

Putin has lauded the missile as part of a new generation of unrivalled arms systems.

(Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova; Editing by Alison Williams)