Kyiv: Ukraine to test new models of weapons in 2019

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.


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