The Ukrainian government’s press service reported on Sunday, December 30th, that Ukraine would test new weapons in 2019.
It is noted that testing of the Ukraine-made man-portable air defense missile system (MANPADS) Kolibri (Hummingbird) will begin.
Also, next year, Ukrainian weapon makers will complete development and start government testing of the Neptun ground-based cruise missile systems which is capable of striking distant targets at sea.
“This weapon will be high-precision, modern and meeting NATO standards,” reads the message.
In early December, the Neptun missile passed successful tests in the Odessa region. The missile hit a target at a distance of 280 kilometers.
Earlier, the Ukrainian Armed Forces tested a new Ukrainian mortar complex Bars.