Ukraine will form three divisions of Neptune missiles by 2025

Три дивізіони Нептунів сформують до 2025 року

By 2025, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will form three divisions of the coastal complex of anti-ship cruise missiles RK-360MTs "Neptune".

This was announced by the Commander of the Navy of Ukraine Rear Admiral Oleksiy Neizhpapa.

By 2025, we will form three divisions, which will be armed with this complex. We plan to deploy these divisions in the southern regions of Ukraine, which have access to the Black and Azov Seas. Moreover, immediately after their installation, one of the batteries of the Neptune complex will be put on combat duty

The Neptune is a coastal missile system designed to engage enemy surface fighting ships and auxiliaries vessels both single and belonging to Task Forces. The system consists of an RCP-360 self-propelled command control and communications centre, USPU-360 self-propelled launchers, a TZM-360 transport and reloader machine and special cargo vehicle.

The coastal missile system is capable of hitting targets at ranges up to 280 kilometers at any time and under any weather conditions. The R-360 missile weighs 870 kg; the weight of its warhead is 150 kg; its launch speed is about 900 km/h.

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