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HomeNewsOrganization of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine26.07.2018, 09:55

Oleksandr Turchynov: The complex tests of ammunition and new weapons of Ukrainian production took place at Honcharivske proving ground

The complex tests of ammunition and new weapons of Ukrainian production took place at Honcharivske proving ground of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This was reported by Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov after the tests were completed.

According to him, the production of ammunition that had not previously been manufactured in our country was launched as soon as possible under the decision of the NSDC of Ukraine.

«An important phase of testing the scarcest 152-mm projectiles, as well as 60-mm mines for new Ukrainian mortars was completed», - Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine reported adding that two modifications of the new 60-mm and 82-mm mortars were also tested and «safety performance during the fire with 120 mm mortars» was checked.

Also, Mr. Turchynov informed that during the tests, all ballistic characteristics were checked by «a unique modern complex - a mobile radar system of trajectory measurements. Its uniqueness lies in that it can track the trajectory of not only shells, mines or rockets, but even bullets», - he added.

Oleksandr Turchynov also stressed that the tested ammunition and artillery weapons «were produced by both state and private enterprises, which ensures transparent competition to improve their quality and, accordingly, reduce the price».

«I want to emphasize that all the tests were completed with an excellent mark. Ukrainian weapons and ammunition showed compliance with the given characteristics and will be soon taken on armament by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which will considerably raise the firepower of our army», - Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine summarized.