Neptune enhances Ukrainian naval missile capabilities
The Ukrainian government confirmed on 23 August that it has officially adopted the 360 MC Neptune cruise missile for the armed forces.
Minister of Defence Andriy Taran signed a document defining the main tactical and technical characteristics of the system, as well as general requirements for the system.
Neptune was test-fired successfully in April at a landfill site near Odessa.
Developed and manufactured by Ukroboronprom subsidiary Luch Design Bureau, Neptune is designed to enhance the cruise missile combat capabilities of the Ukrainian Navy in the Black Sea and Azov Sea with the ability to destroy corvettes, cruisers, frigates and destroyers.
It has been a key priority for the Ukrainian MoD and the General Staff of the Armed Forces to develop an indigenously designed cruise missile system.
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