Military Capabilities

Ukraine tests cruise missile

02 February 2018

The National Security and Defence Council (NSDC) of Ukraine has reported that a newly developed cruise missile has been successfully tested.

The NSDC stated on 30 January 2018 that the tests were conducted to demonstrate the missile’s flight characteristics and operation. The missile is a Ukrainian development from the Luch Design Bureau in Kiev, claimed to rely entirely on Ukrainian technology.

The Secretary of the NSDC, Oleksandr Turchynov, said, “Today's tests have opened a new stage of the missile programme, according to which our armed forces must receive powerful high-performance cruise missiles that can accurately strike hostile targets at great distances.”

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