Russia conducts test launch of hypersonic missile -Interfax

Russian President Putin chairs a meeting of the State Council of the Russian Federation and the Presidential Council for Science and Education, via a video link outside Moscow

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that Russia had conducted a test launch of a hypersonic missile Tsirkon on Thursday night, Interfax news agency reported.

Putin has lauded the missile as part of a new generation of unrivalled arms systems.

(Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova; Editing by Alison Williams)

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