Russia successfully test-fires its latest hypersonic Zircon missile

The launch was the latest in a series of Zircon tests ahead of its commercial introduction later this year.

The Russian navy performed another test of a potential hypersonic missile on Saturday.

a demonstration of the military's long-range strike capability amid the fighting in Ukraine.

The Admiral Gorshkov ship of the Northern Fleet launched the Zircon cruise missile in the Barents Sea,

A practise target in the White Sea, roughly 1,000 kilometres (540 nautical miles) away, was successfully struck.

A practise target in the White Sea, roughly 1,000 kilometres (540 nautical miles) away, was successfully struck.

The launch was the most recent in a series of trials for Zircon, which is expected to go live later this year.