Contents tagged with Neptune

  • Ukrainian Forces hit Russian landing ship Konstantin Olshansky in Crimea

    Ukrainian forces have struck the large landing ship Konstantin Olshansky, a vessel which was seized by Russians during the annexation of Crimea in 2014, with a Neptune anti-ship cruise missile, said the Ukrainian Navy spokesperson, Dmytro Pletenchuk, during a broadcast on FREEДOM.

    Pletenchuk noted that for nine years the ship had been docked in a bay, gradually being stripped for parts by the Russians. He mentioned that the enemy realized their stocks of large landing ships of project 775 were …

  • Kyiv: Ukrainian engineers developing new long-range missile

    Ukrainian scientists and military engineers are currently working on the development of a long-range missile known as “Long Neptune."  According to the Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Lieutenant General Ivan Havryliuk, this secret project aims to create a new type of missile that could potentially be integrated into Ukraine's air defense system. Due to the classified nature of the work, he did not disclose any additional details. He did, however, mention that the work on upgrading the …

  • Ukraine claims its new Neptune missiles can destroy Russian ships in Novorossiysk

    The new Ukrainian cruise missile Neptune is capable of "reaching" the ships of the Russian fleet in the port of Novorossiysk, stated the Ukrainian military expert Mikhail Zhikhorov in his article in the newspaper "Business Capital".

    "Theoretically, the range of the missile allows the system to reach the targets around the occupied Crimea, and from the coast of the Sea of Azov - to ships near the port of Novorossiysk," the expert says.

    He noted that Neptune was originally designed to deter the …

  • Ukraine carries out successful tests of new Neptune coastal missile system

    Ukraine conducted a successful test of the Neptune missile system on April 2, announced the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov.

    "The second successful test. The Neptune missile system successfully hit floating targets at the Alibey test site in the Black Sea. At the same time, the operational range the Neptune missile was up to 100 km," Danilov said on Facebook.

    The coastal anti-ship missile system Neptune is being developed by the Ukrainian …

  • Ukraine tests Neptune cruise missile with 280 kilometer range

    Tests of the Neptune cruise missile P-360 have been successfully completed in Ukraine, reports Defense Express. The missile flew more than 250 kilometers.

    According to Oleh Korostelev, General Director of the Ukrainian defense company Luch Design Bureau, the Ukrainian rocket flew such a distance along a given route and altitude for the first time.

    "Today, the development of the aircraft with the specified characteristics has been completed," he said.

    Next, the combat capabilities of the …

  • Poroshenko: Ukraine soon to acquire missiles with 1000 km range

    Ukraine has begun testing high-precision cruise missiles with a flight range in excess of 1,000 km and a 150 kg warhead, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said in an episode of “Freedom of Speech” on ICTV.

    “We have started the most important cruise missile tests… We now have a missile that has successfully passed the tests and which can shoot more than 1,000 km and can carry a 150 kg warhead. It is high-precision, and all of this was created by Ukrainian specialists. The Armed Forces of …

  • Poroshenko promises to equip Ukrainian Army with Neptune cruise missiles very soon

    During the tests of the Neptune cruise missiles, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko promised to equip the Ukrainian Navy and Land Forces with these missile systems "within extremely short timeframes".

    “Today we are ready to complete the tests. And I gave the order, to put the system into service and arm the units of the Navy and the Land Forces within extremely short timeframes ,” said Poroshenko.

    Neptune missiles are designed to destroy enemy ships with a displacement of up to 5 thousand …

  • Ukraine unveils new Neptune anti-ship cruise missile

    Ukrainian Foreign Trade Enterprise SpetsTechnoExport presented its Neptune anti-ship cruise missile during International Defense Exhibition and Conference 2019 and revealed the weapon’s characteristics. 

    The company claims that the export version of the missile is capable of hitting targets 280 kilometers away. It can sink surface vessels with a displacement of up to five thousand tons. Each missile weighs 670 kilograms, including a 145-kilogram high-explosive fragmentation warhead. 

    The …