A new mobile cruise missile system has been tested

06.04.19
The Neptun anti-ship missile defense system

The Neptun anti-ship missile defense system has been tested successfully on April 5. Ukrainian cruise missiles are capable of precisely striking surface and ground targets at distances of 300 km.

President of Ukraine, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the AFU Petro Poroshenko took part in the trials of the latest Ukrainian cruise missile complex for defeating the marine and coastal targets “Neptune”. All components of the complex were produced at Ukrainian defense enterprises.

Another stage of the test, which took place at the State Testing Ground of the Armed Forces, was successful. A group of 11 ships of the Ukrainian Navy provided safety of the trials in the Black Sea.

The Neptun anti-ship missile defense system

The system includes a universal self-propelled launch station, a vehicle for transporting missiles, a transport-charging vehicle, and a command-and-staff module", – the NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov said adding that all components of the system, as well as the high-precision cruise missile P-360, had never before been produced in Ukraine, "therefore these tests are of fundamental importance for strengthening the defense potential of our state".

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The NSDC Secretary informed that during the tests, the work of all components of the missile system and flight characteristics of the missile were checked. "The cruise missile completed a flight task of a unique complexity: flying over 100 km in the direction of the sea, it turned 180 degrees, and on the way back, precisely hit the target", – Mr. Turchynov noticed adding that flight and maneuvering of the missile were recorded by technical means of observation both on the coastline and on Snake Island.

бойові стрільби берегового комплексу протикорабельних крилатих ракет Р-360 Нептун

"The new mobile cruise missile systems can quickly be put on certain combat positions and be ready to conduct a missile strike in minutes", - he said stressing that Ukrainian cruise missiles P-360 are capable of precisely striking surface and ground targets at distances of over 300 km".

According to Mr. Turchynov, all components of the system and the missile itself "perfectly worked out the tasks and proved their conformity to the given characteristics".

бойові стрільби берегового комплексу протикорабельних крилатих ракет Р-360 Нептун Photo credit: turchynov.com

Petro Poroshenko stressed that the military attachés of the partner countries of Ukraine were invited to test the missile complex.

At the same time, he noted that today the enemy had tried to hinder the trials of Ukrainian missiles: "It tries to block the sky. Uses the means of electronic warfare, tries to prevent our trials. But it creates real conditions for the combat use of these missiles". "No mitigating conditions," he added.

"I emphasize that these are Ukrainian missiles made by Ukrainian designers and manufactured at the enterprises of the Ukrainian defense industrial complex. I emphasize that they will be adopted by the ships of the Naval Forces of Ukraine and the coastal guard units in December pursuant to my instruction," the President stressed.


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