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Vilkha missile system completes testing

1st May 2018 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Ukraine-built Vilkha missile system has completed final testing, Ukroboronprom announced on 25 April.

The missile has been under development for the Ukraine Army for two years. This final testing clears the way for mass production to commence this year.

According to the company, the missile is significantly more precise than the Soviet-era multiple launch systems currently in service with the Ukraine armed forces.

The fire tests in the Kherson region were witnessed by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. He commented: ‘Why is it so important? Not only because the Ukrainian Army will finally get a high-precision weaponry that will substantially increase the efficiency of the Artillery Fire Unit (AFU), but also because the Vilkha missile is fully made of Ukrainian details. Nobody can hinder us in producing this high-precision weaponry.

‘We are convinced that such steps increase our efficiency significantly and our partners, including those from NATO, can firmly count on the AFU’s strength. Just as we count on our partners.’

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