Oleksandr Turchynov: A new mobile cruise missile system has been tested
A new mobile cruise
missile system has been tested successfully. This was reported by Secretary of the
National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov after the
tests were completed in the Odesa region.
According to him, this new
mobile cruise missile system "was created by Ukrainian scientists,
designers and manufacturers in record time".
"The system includes a
universal self-propelled launch station, a vehicle for transporting missiles, a
transport-charging vehicle, and a command-and-staff module", - Mr. Turchynov
said adding that all components of the system, as well as the high-precision
cruise missile P-360, had never before been produced in Ukraine,
"therefore these tests are of fundamental importance for strengthening the
defense potential of our state".
The NSDC Secretary informed
that during the tests, the work of all components of the missile system and
flight characteristics of the missile were checked. "The cruise missile
completed a flight task of a unique complexity: flying over 100 km in the
direction of the sea, it turned 180 degrees, and on the way back, precisely hit
the target", - Mr. Turchynov noticed adding that flight and maneuvering of the
missile were recorded by technical means of observation both on the coastline
and on Snake Island.
"The new mobile cruise missile
systems can quickly be put on certain combat positions and be ready to conduct
a missile strike in minutes", - he said stressing that Ukrainian cruise
missiles P-360 are capable of precisely striking surface and ground targets at
distances of over 300 km".
According to Mr. Turchynov,
all components of the system and the missile itself "perfectly worked out the
tasks and proved their conformity to the given characteristics".
The NSDC Secretary said
that an interesting feature of today's tests was the involvement of cadets
and officers from the Institute of Naval Forces of the National University
"Odessa Maritime Academy" to participate in them.
"Today, we are creating a fundamentally new
weapon, which the Ukrainian army had never had, and therefore, yet at the
testing level, we begin to prepare military professionals who should be
prepared for the operation and combat use of modern and high-precision missile
systems", - Mr. Turchynov summarized.