For the first time over the last 19 years, combat tests of the S-300B1 S-300V1 air defense system, providing a defense against ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and aircraft, have been conducted in Ukraine. Head of the General Staff of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko stated this on Facebook.
"The last days I have been present at the drills of air defense units in the south of Ukraine. The results of the shooting confirmed our ability to significantly increase the combat strength as soon as possible. For the first time in 19 years, the S-300V1 mobile air defense system test took place, and the weapon destroyed two targets," he said.
At the same time, Muzhenko stressed that successful combat launches from the restored short- and medium-range air defense systems, as well as the testing of modernized fire control systems, open up prospects for further development of the Ukrainian defense industrial complex.
Earlier the tests of new Ukrainian weapons and military equipment were held at the military firing range of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Oleksandr Turchynov, Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine (NSDC), claimed this, the press office of the Council reported.
According to Turchynov, they held the tests of the new operative-tactical unmanned complex, which is capable of carrying out reconnaissance, coordinating the firing, providing resistant to the electronic warfare means communication at the operational depth up to 200 km, being in the air for up to 24 hours. Also, the combat unmanned complex, which can carry a powerful high-explosive or thermobaric war charge and accurately hit targets in the rear of the enemy was tested. The Secretary of the NSDC stressed that Ukrainian armorers in cooperation with foreign partners designed these unmanned complexes.