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HomeNewsOrganization of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine22.03.2016, 17:26

The missile of Ukrainian production passed the firing test successfully

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov on Tuesday visited the test site, where test of the missile of Ukrainian production took place. NSDC Secretary of Ukraine directly coordinates the realization of national missile programs.

According to Mr. Turchynov, restoring of the missile shield is "one of the priority tasks for defense and security of our country".

Our Defense-Industrial Complex, our scientists and designers were entrusted with a task to ensure the production of Ukrainian missiles without a single component, manufactured in the Russian Federation", ‑ he said, adding that "Defense Industry together with scientists fulfilled it worthily".

"We started firing tests of missiles of Ukrainian production, and today's launch showed that our missile has fully complied with the planned task and hit exactly at the preplanned target", ‑ Mr. Turchynov noted, stressing that unlike the Russian analogue, missile of Ukrainian production is a guided one, "that makes possible to significantly increase the efficiency of its use".

According to him, this is not the only missile program, which Ukrainian scientists and Defense Industry are working at. "We are getting ready to wield powerful and effective missiles that will reliably defend our country", ‑ he said.

After successful tests NSDC Secretary of Ukraine held a meeting with leading designers and managers of defense enterprises, who in cooperation carry out the production of Ukrainian missiles. The meeting was dedicated to clarifying the schedule of further testing and arranging the series production.