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Russia Tsirkon Hypersonic Cruise Missile Test
Russia successfully completed the first test of its Tsirkon (Zircon) hypersonic cruise missile on Monday. The defense ministry said that the missile was fired from the Admiral Gorshkov, a warship located in the White Sea, and traveled at approximately Mach 7 (seven times the speed of sound) before hitting a ground target on the coastline of the Barents Sea over 350 kilometers (217-miles) away. Read more for the video and additional information.

Aeroflot Airbus A350 XWB
Aeroflot, the Russian flag carrier and member of the SkyTeam alliance, has just received its first A350-900, becoming the launch operator of the latest-generation widebody aircraft in Eastern Europe and CIS. Fetauring a distinctive new livery that embraces its almost 100-year heritage, 28 private Business Class suites with full-flat seats, 24 Comfort Class with extra legroom and 264 Economy Class. Plus, each seat comes equipped with a Panasonic eX3 in-flight entertainment system, HD screens and Wi-Fi connectivity/ Read more for two videos and additional information.

Persvet Laser System

Russia’s Defense Ministry announced today that the new “Peresvet” laser weapons systems has been put on combat duty. It’s capable of “concealing the areas of deployment of intercontinental ballistic missiles” and will be used in air defense and military defense,” said Viktor Murakhovsky, an expert at Russia’s Military Industrial Commission. “Starting from last year laser systems have been entering service that allow disarming a potential adversary and hitting those facilities, which are the targets,’ he added, saying such a device could take out targets ‘within fractions of a second,'” according to Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov. Read more for another video and additional information.