Oleksandr Turchynov: The new “Vilkha-M” has doubled the strike radius
Today, the modernized "Vilkha-M" missile system has been tested, with its
missiles being capable of striking the target almost twice as long as those
that are currently on armament of the Armed Forces if Ukraine. This was
reported by Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr
Turchynov after the completion of the tests at the military proving ground in
the Odesa region.
The NSDC Secretary reminded that last year, the mass production of the "Vilkha"
missile system was launched; the system was put on armament of the Armed Forces
of Ukraine, "its missiles hit the target precisely at a distance of 70 km".
"But our designers and manufacturers continued to work on the further
improvement of missilery, and very important tests of the modernized "Vilkha-M" system, with its new missiles striking at a distance of 130 km, have been
carried out today".
According to Mr. Turchynov, the use of missiles for the destruction of
targets at the maximum range, as well as the accuracy and efficiency of the target
destruction was checked. "The missiles confirmed the specified characteristics,
precisely destroying the targets at a distance of 120 and 130 kilometers", - he
said adding that the work of the new command system, the effectiveness of the
navigation equipment, and the quality of the new missile fire control system were
"Within the shortest time, we received a more powerful missile, and I
want to emphasize that the work of our scientists and designers within the
framework of the implementation of the missile program approved by the NSDC, continues
systematically", - the NSDC Secretary noticed.
He informed that in the near future, it is expected to complete the
development of a new generation of missiles of this class, capable of striking
targets at distances of 200 and more kilometers.