Russia Test Fires Tsirkon Hypersonic Cruise Missile - The Moscow Times The Tsirkon is part of an arsenal of futuristic weapons which Moscow hopes will give it the edge in any arms race with the United States. Russia announces successful test of 5,000mph hypersonic missileWeapon will be capable of flying nine times speed of sound and have range of 620 miles, Putin says Russia announces successful test of 5,000mph hypersonic missileWeapon will be capable of flying nine times speed of sound and have range of 620 miles, Putin says Russia test fires hypersonic missile from ship, ‘hitting nearly Mach 7’Russia has boasted of developing several weapons that circumvent existing defence systems. Russia claims successful test launch of hypersonic missileRussia's Defence Ministry said the missile had successfully hit a land-based target on the coast of the Barents Sea. Russia reports successful test launch of hypersonic missilePresident Vladimir Putin had previously said the missiles could fly at nine times the speed of sound and it could hit almost any point in the world, even evading a US-built missile shield. Russia reports successful test launch of hypersonic missileTsirkon hypersonic cruise missile hit ground target more than 350 kilometres away, Russian defence ministry says. Russia successfully tests state-of-the-art cruise missileRussia has successfully tested a state-of-the-art cruise missile hailed by President Vladimir Putin as the best in the world, according to reports.