Russian hypersonic missiles will have double the speed of UK anti-missiles

Britains new aircraft carriers will have mach 3 anti-missile missiles which Russia will be deploying new mach 6 missiles.

Russia’s 3M22 Zircon wil attach at Mach 6, or 4,600 miles per hour. The Sea Ceptor defensive missiles on the Queen Elizabeth–class carriers can only intercept targets traveling up to Mach 3, or about 2,300 miles per hour.

The Zircon has an estimated range of 250 miles. Russia is also developing hypersonic missiles with 400 to 500 mile range.

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