The first test launch of Tsirkon (Zircon) hypersonic cruise missiles from a ship was a success. President Vladimir Putin talked about a project in March of 2018 that detailed hypersonic missiles that could strike almost any location on earth and avoid a missile defense shield. Now this weapon could be a reality following a successful test run, with Russian officials claiming these missiles could be in the U.S. in less than five minutes. This Russian accomplishment will continue to increase the tension with the U.S. as another weapon has just come into play. The next test will be to launch the missiles from a nuclear submarine.