The test of new Ukrainian missilery – developed with the participation of UKROBORONPROM enterprises-participants – was carried out successfully.
"I congratulate all Ukrainians on the successful testing of the Ukrainian missile system "Vil’kha". I’ve just received a report that all four missiles hit the target!" – said the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
These trials completed the whole phase of works of Ukrainian missilery developers and manufacturers. "Now we can say with certainty that Ukraine has a new powerful rocket weapon, which will become a strong argument for the deterrence of the aggressor," emphasized Oleksandr Turchynov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.
Oleksandr Turchynov said that during the tests ballistic characteristics were specified, a high-precision guidance system was checked, the efficiency of the new solid missile fuel and the reliability of hitting targets by the combat part were checked.
"Also, which is very important, we tested the quality of new missile bodies made of superalloys manufactured on a unique technological equipment, the installation of which was completed last month at "Artem" State Joint Stock Company", – noted Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine.
"During the tests, the missiles accurately hit the fire point, – he said, – this is a unique result, which once again proved the advantages of Ukrainian missiles over Russian analogs".
"Today we have made another powerful step towards strengthening the defense and security of Ukraine", – Mr. Turchynov summarized.