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Ukrainian army conduct regular tests of MRLS Smerch

The weapons are withdrawn from the conflict zone in Donbas but may be re-deployed there again, in case of a full-blown offensive on the Ukrainian territory
15:03, 20 July 2018

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The Ukrainian military conducted tests of multiple rocket launch systems ‘Smerch’ (Ukrainian for ‘Tornado’). While these weapons remain withdrawn from the combat area in Donbas, the HQ of the Joint Forces Operation ordered to test them from time to time – in case of the full-blown military offensive. The operative units trained in moving the launch systems, deploying them in positions and locking on targets.  

Earlier this week, Oleksandr Turchynov, the Secretary of Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council said that development of modern missile systems is among the key priorities of Ukraine's national security. The respective order is made, so the defense enterprises can continue working in this area.

Related: Ukrainian government orders modern missile systems, - National Security Council

'The Council charges the defense industry complex to create the new missile systems. That, above all, concerns the anti-aircraft missiles, which will provide the reliable AA defense for our country. So, this is the priority, which Vizar and other leading defense companies will be working on', he said.

According to Turchynov, Vizar's management showed him the modern equipment and facility, which make it possible to produce such weaponry. 'The respective program of technical re-equipment of Ukrainian defense industry is actively implemented this year', he marked.

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