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HomeNewsOrganization of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine10.04.2018, 13:06

Oleksandr Turchynov: The state tests of new missile weapons have been launched

The state tests of the "Vilkha" missile system were carried out today in the Odesa region.

According to Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov, the current tests are "the final stage of a large-scale project of Ukrainian scientists, designers and manufacturers".

"Thanks to the efforts of all those who worked on this project, we received powerful missilery, which in all respects is better than the Russian analog "Smerch", - Mr. Turchynov noticed.

The NSDC Secretary informed that the state tests would go through several stages, during which the customer will check all the tactical and technical characteristics of missiles for compliance with the parameters set. He explained that the missiles would be launched in full combat equipment at predefined targets. "Taking into account the missiles' handling, a separate target will be set for each of them", - the NSDC Secretary added.

Oleksandr Turchynov stressed that after the completion of these large-scale state tests, the "Vilkha" missile system would be taken on armament, and the Ukrainian defense-industrial complex will launch their mass production.

"I want to emphasize that the first stage of the state tests, during which the missiles struck particular targets at the maximum shooting range, was successful - the test program was fully implemented", - Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine said.