Warship armed with hypersonic missiles to train with Chinese and South African navies

Russia’s Admiral Gorshkov frigate, armed with Zircon hypersonic missiles, will take part in joint exercises with the Chinese and South African navies, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

The exercises are scheduled to take place early next month off the coast of South Africa.

The Admiral Gorshkov was deployed January 4 and performed air defense drills in the Norwegian Sea before heading to the Atlantic Ocean, according to state news agency TASS.

It is armed with Zircon hypersonic missiles, and a successful test was carried out on Wednesday, according to the ship’s commander.