Zircon Raketenangriff infographic
Graphic zeigt Details der russischen Zircon Überschallrakete.
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Russland verwendet zum ersten Mal die Zircon Überschall Rakete in der Ukraine

February 13, 2024 - Eine vorläufige Analyse ergab, dass Russland letzte Woche Kiew mit einer Überschallrakete angegriffen hat. Es ist der erst Einsatz einer derarrtigen Waffe im Ukraine Krieg.

Oleksandr Ruvin, director of the Kyiv Scientific-Research Institute for Forensic Examinations, said on his Telegram channel that his institute completed a preliminary analysis of missile fragments from a Russian attack on Feb. 7.

He included a video of alleged missile wreckage showing specific markings. "In this case, we see elements that are characteristic of the 3M22 Zircon missile. Parts and fragments of the engine and steering mechanisms have specific markings," he wrote.

The Russian defence ministry did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

The Zircon has a range of 1,000 km and travels at nine times the speed of sound, according to Russia. Military analysts have said its hypersonic speed could mean greatly reduced reaction time for air defences and a capability to attack large, deep and hardened targets, Reuters said.

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PUBLISHED: 13/02/2024; STORY: Graphic News
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