Russia used a hypersonic missile “Zirkon” in Ukraine – KNDISE

Russia used a hypersonic missile “Zirkon” in Ukraine – KNDISE

The Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise reports that on February 7, Russia used a 3M22 “Zirkon” hypersonic cruise missile on the territory of Ukraine, it was assembled recently.

Source: Oleksandr Ruvin, director of the Kyiv Research Institute of Forensic Examinations

Direct speech: “KNDISE experts are conducting a study of Russian missiles with which the enemy attacked Ukraine on February 7.


According to preliminary information, we really have the fact of using the 3M22 “Zircon” missile. This is evidenced by markings on parts and fragments, identification of components and parts, features of the corresponding type of weapon.

…In general, Russian rockets have parts that can be used in several types of products at once, others are components only for specific samples. In this case, we see elements that are specific to the 3M22 “Zircon” missile. Parts and debris of the jet engine and steering mechanisms have specific markings.

The 3M22 “Zircon” missile consists of components marked with the appropriate marking 3L22, 3В22, etc., that is, the letter may differ, but the general marking for missiles is 3М22.

On several fragments, the inscription 3Л22 was made by laser engraving and embossing, which indicates a specific node from a specific product. In addition, the bolts on the steering mechanisms have markings in the form of numbers 26, which is a feature of “Zircon”. Other markings on the wreckage of the rocket indicate the date of production of its constituent components – kin. 2023-2024 years. This means that the rocket was recently assembled.

Microelectronics are poorly preserved and practically cannot be analyzed due to physical damage. Measures are being taken to determine the composition of the metal from fragments of the missile body and heat-insulating materials.”

Details: The manufacturer claims the following characteristics of the missile: range – 600-1500 km, speed up to Mach 8-9, weight of the warhead about 300-400 kg, length 8-10 m.

However, as noted by KNDISE, the weapon does not meet the stated tactical and technical characteristics. In the course of further research, the information will be detailed.


This news article has been translated from the original language to English by

You can visit the original source at the link below.

Original Source Link