The latest Ukrainian cruise missile manufactured by DKKB "Luch", which is part of the State Concern "Ukroboronprom", was successfully tested at a military training ground in the Odessa Region.

The surface target was destroyed at a distance of 280 km, and aircraft and a special point on the island of Zmeinyi were used to check the results of the destruction of the long-range targets. Thus, the high efficiency of target control and recognition systems by the onboard system of the cruise missile were proven.

It should be noted that the newest Ukrainian cruise missile was developed as part of the "Missile Shield" Project which is strategically important for Ukraine’s defense capability. The trials of the new weapon were conducted as part of a series of measures to adopt and start mass production of the cruise missile. The importance of the development of Ukrainian high-precision missile weapons was emphasized by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

In addition, on the same military training ground the accuracy and reliability of the destruction of imaginary enemy watercraft by the C-125 missile systems which underwent in-depth modernization at Ukraine’s Defense Industry Complex enterprises were confirmed.

"The results of the destruction of the watercraft have proved the effectiveness of the modernized S-125. We have seen 8 launches during which 8 surface targets have been destroyed, which is a very good result that proves that these modernized systems are capable of providing reliable protection against aggression both from the air and from the sea and will considerably increase the coastal defense on the Black Sea and Azov Sea coast", said Oleksandr Turchynov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine."

Upon completion of the trials, the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine held a meeting with the leading developers of the missile technology and military leadership to identify priority areas for enhancing the security of the Black Sea-Azov Sea Region. The meeting was held in a new command-staff mobile special telecommunications complex which was used for coordinating missile-firing exercises.

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