Russian Deputy Defense Minister Aleksey Krivoruchko said that the Russian Ministry of Defense will equip Tsirkon supersonic rocket for destroyers, submarines and patrol boats powered by nuclear power Admiral Nakhimov.
The Tsirkon rocket was first launched from destroyer Admiral Gorshkov in December 2019, meanwhile, Russian Ministry of Defense wants to test this missile from a submarine this year.
It is expected that this missile will be put into use in the period 2020-2021.
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In an interview with Natsionalnaya Oborona (Defense) magazine, Mr. Krivoruchko said: “Tsirkon is designed to be used for the submarines of Project 885, Project 885A and Project 949AM, the floating ships of Project 22350, Project 23560, as well as the Admiral Nakhimov patrol boat of the 1144.2 “Refit Project.