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Ukraine tests Skif AT guided missile system

24th April 2018 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The testing of the new Skif anti-tank guided missile system has been successfully carried out at a Ukrainian military test site.

Developed by UkrOboronProm's Luch State Kyiv Design Bureau, Skif is an export variant of the Ukrainian Stugna-P anti-tank guided missile. The new variant has been adapted so that it can be used in soft soil and sand, as requested by the customer.

UkrOboronProm will integrate a powerful thermal imager to improve targeting capabilities in all weather and lighting conditions.

Commander of the Ukrainian Ground Forces, Colonel General Serhiy Popko, said: 'Equipping a regular [anti-tank] guided missile launcher with a powerful thermal imagery guarantees hitting the enemy’s armoured equipment in conditions of poor visibility at night, which once again confirms that our country has an extremely high scientific potential that allows to produce armament and military equipment samples at par with the leading countries.'

The system is designed to target movable and immovable targets with combined, spaced or monolithic armour, including active armour.

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