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Russia to join navy exercises with China and South African next month

Russia’s state-owned TASS news agency revealed today that a Russian warship equipped with hypersonic cruise missiles will join in exercises with the navies of China and South Africa next month.

This marks the first official confirmation of the involvement of the Russian frigate Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov. The frigate is armed with Zircon missiles, capable of reaching speeds nine times the speed of sound and travelling over 1,000 kilometres, reported Aljazeera.

In addition to the Zircon missiles, the Avangard glide vehicle also forms a crucial part of Russia’s hypersonic arsenal, which entered combat duty in 2019.

TASS reported that…

“‘Admiral Gorshkov will go to the logistic support point in Syria’s Tartus, and then take part in joint naval exercises with the Chinese and South African navies.

“The South African National Defence Force has said…

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