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Ukraine tests Neptune rocket complex in Black Sea

Source : 112 Ukraine

It will be weaponized by the Ukrainian army
13:19, 3 April 2020

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Ukraine has successfully tested the new Neptune missile system. It was reported by the Secretary of National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksiy Danilov on his Facebook page.

"The second successful test. The Neptune missile system successfully hit floating targets at the Alibei range in the Black Sea area," the statement said.

The NSDC Secretary noted that the launch rage of the Neptune rocket was up to 100 km.

Related: Russia’s missile boat invades Ukraine’s maritime zone

It is worth noting that Ukraine's Defense Ministry planned to purchase about 3,000 missile systems worth more than 2.4 billion hryvnias (almost 95 million USD) in 2020.

"It is planned to purchase about 3,000 missile systems and missiles for them in the amount of more than 2.4 billion hryvnias (almost 95 million USD), taking into account state guarantees," the message reads.

As we reported earlier, a contingent of the Russian military went for exercises in the area of Pechenga, a few kilometers away from the Russian-Norwegian border.

Over 1,000 men and 220 vehicles were involved in the Russian drill; that number included Grad multiple rocket launchers, Gvozdika and Akatsiya howitzers and anti-tank missile launchers.

Related: Ukraine to purchase missile weapons for about 95 mln dollars in 2020

 

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