Oleksandr Turchynov: Successful tests and live-firing exercises of missile systems took place
work on strengthening the missile potential and air defense of our
country is ongoing; it is one of the priorities set by the National
Security and Defense Council of Ukraine. This was stated by Secretary of
the NSDC of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov after live-firing exercises of
the C-125, "Cube", "Rokach" and "Tor" anti-aircraft missile systems at
the "Yagorlik" proving ground.
to him, the Ukrainian industry was tasked to "conduct complete
restoration and deep modernization of existing anti-aircraft missile
systems, increase their combat characteristics to meet the modern
requirements" within the shortest time and at relatively low cost.
the firing, the tasks of destroying air, surface and ground targets
were successfully worked out", - Mr. Turchynov said adding that the deep
modernization of the complexes allowed to significantly expand their
combat capabilities and combat effectiveness in difficult conditions of
the radiî-electronic and interfered environment by all targets.
according to the NSDC Secretary, thanks to the efforts of the
manufacturers, reliability has been enhanced and energy consumption has
been significantly reduced, comfortable living conditions have been
created, ergonomic characteristics have been increased, and a smaller
number of people are now required to service the equipment.
results of the firing confirmed the tactical and technical
characteristics of these systems", - Mr. Turchynov said adding that the
level of performance of domestic enterprises shows a significant
increase in their production and technological capabilities.
defense budget for 2019 provides for the further increase of the
country's missile potential, strengthening of air defense and protection
of the Black Sea and Azov coast of our state", - the Secretary of the
NSDC of Ukraine summarized.