The trials of the latest Ukrainian cruise missile complex for defeating the marine and coastal targets Neptune took place in Odesa. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko visited the trials, as the press service of the Administration of the President reports this.
According to the report, the testing was fulfilled successfully. A group of 11 ships of the Ukrainian Navy provided safety of the trials in the Black Sea.
"Today, one of the final tests of a new cruise missile, which will be adopted by the Naval Forces of Ukraine, takes place in Odesa region," Petro Poroshenko outlined.
"A huge contribution, including the possibilities to increase the radius of the given missile, the use of high-precision weapons, a more powerful warhead - all this is the achievement of the defense complex of Ukraine, the achievement of Luch design bureau, the achievement of our IT sector, the sector that develops armored vehicles," the President said.
The students of the Odesa Maritime Academy, who are currently studying the technology and will continue to work with it also participated in the trial.
“This is done to drastically shorten the period that will allow combat use in the event of the expansion of aggression against our state by the enemy", the Head of the State said.
Besides, the military attachés of the partner countries of Ukraine were invited to trials as well.
"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," the President stressed.
According to Poroshenko, the new missile complex will be given to the Navy and the Land Forces of Ukraine in an extremely short period of time.