Ukraine tests its cruise missile for the first time

Source : 112 Ukraine

The ground-based winged missile is able to hit both ground and sea targets
15:21, 30 January 2018

Press Service of National Security and Defense Council

Ukraine conducted the first successful testing of the cruise missile of home manufacture. Ukraine’s Security Council Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov said this after the test, reports council’s website.

It is noted that the ground-based cruised missile is able to precisely hit both ground and sea targets.

“During the tests that were a success, flight efficiency and operation of the missile’s systems were checked,’ Turchynov said.

The missile is entirely developed by Ukrainian constructors of the state enterprise Luch in cooperation with other state and private enterprises of Ukraine.

Ukraine’s Security and Defense Council that coordinates national missile program has tasked to “develop not only ground-based, but also sea- and air-based complexes of cruise missiles.”

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“The range of our cruise missile and their arming do not violate signed by Ukraine international agreements for this type of weaponry,” Turchynov added.

“This is a very important event for Ukraine because after the total disarmament of Ukrainian Army in accordance with Budapest Memorandum, not a single cruise missile was left in the Armed Forces of the country,” he said.

As it was reported earlier Russian military used the occupied Crimea to test the cruise missile, fired from the coastal missile system called Skala. According to the country’s defense ministry, this was a part of the naval drills, where Russia’s Black Sea Fleet was involved. 15 battleships and support vessels, as well as naval aviation and drones took part in the exercise.

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