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Ukraine to repurpose Neptune missile

6th October 2021 - 14:00 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov in Sofia

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Ship- and air-launched versions of the Neptune missile system are under consideration. (Photo: Ukroboronprom)

Luch Design Bureau offers versions of RK-360MTs coastal defence missile system for land, sea and air-launched applications.

Ukraine’s state-owned Luch Design Bureau is offering a repurposed derivative of its RK-360MTs radar-guided coastal missile defence system, tailored to destroy land targets. Designer general/director general Oleg Korostelev claimed to Ukrainian press that the system’s R-360 anti-ship missile, outfitted with an active radar seeker, can be easily adopted as a low-flying cruise missile against land targets. 

In addition, he hinted that there is readiness at Luch to initiate development of an air-launched version, which could equip the Su-24M bomber. This could only be initiated upon request by the Ukrainian MoD, which is yet to be made.

A ship-launched derivative is also …

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