Ukraine To Put Three R-360 Neptune Anti-Ship Missile Systems On Combat Duty

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Ukraine To Put Three R-360 Neptune Anti-Ship Missile Systems On Combat Duty

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Ukraine is to put three R-360 Neptune missile divisions on combat, the director of the Ukrainian state-owned enterprise NPO Pavlograd Chemical Plant, Leonid Shiman said.

Shiman said that during a visit to the plant by Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov.

“… I think that in the coming weeks we will, once again, begin to produce missile systems for the needs of the Ministry of Defense … This also applies to Neptune, because there has been an order to put three divisions on combat duty,” Shiman said on June 6th when Avakov was visiting.

According to preliminary data, the division of the coastal anti-ship missile system Neptune includes 6 USPU-360 launchers with 24 cruise missiles, and the corresponding number of transport-loading (TZM-360) and transport vehicles (TM-360).

In general, one division is armed with 72 R-360 cruise missiles (4 anti-ship missiles on each of the 6 vehicles – USPU-360, TZM-360 and TM-360).

Thus, according to a statement by Leonid Shiman, it is planned to produce at least 216 missiles for the coastal version of the complex, which will arm the three RK-360MC divisions, which together include 24 launchers.

Given the full ammunition at the storage bases, the number of missiles ordered can be several times more.

Currently, the land-based version of the Neptune missile system is undergoing state tests with practical missile launches at sea targets. According to the original plan, they should be completed in the second quarter of 2020.

Ukraine To Put Three R-360 Neptune Anti-Ship Missile Systems On Combat Duty

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Ukraine To Put Three R-360 Neptune Anti-Ship Missile Systems On Combat Duty

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In particular, over April and May 2020, three flight tests were carried out at the State range of the Armed Forces of Ukraine “Alibey,” during which seven R-360 cruise missiles were launched.

The possibilities of hitting a sea target at a distance of about 100 km were tested. The tests involved radio interference for the homing head of the anti-ship missiles and the simultaneous launch of two missiles at different targets that were located at a distance of more than 20 km from each other.

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  • Dick Von Dast’Ard

    Very strange decision by Ukraine, for if they were ever used against Russian naval assets, Kiev’s military would be forcibly disarmed. (whether the Americans like it or not)

    • Icarus Tanović

      Yes, that’s right.

    • James

      It’s designed just to be an annoyance to Russia. I very much doubt their effectiveness against the Black Sea Fleet.

      • Lone Ranger

        It takes only a couple of Kalibr cruise missile to take out the launchers.

      • Jens Holm

        I highly doubt the effectiveness of the Russian Navy too.

    • kenpachi

      but they will still try to say Russian aggression so ussa doesn’t care

    • occupybacon

      Just a 100km range missile and Ruskies already shit bricks. Slava Ukraine!

      • Lone Ranger

        Bandera called, he wants you back…

      • Harry Smith

        It’s 300 km range. But nobody is shitting bricks. Ukrainians had only old blueprints of Kh-35 from mid 80s. It’s just a modification of old type Kh-35 with more fuel. This missile is subsonic and range bigger than 200 km for this kind of anti ship missile is disputable until now. In fact, it’s nonsense to use such kind of missiles near the Crimea coastline where anti air defense is very strong. Because, like most of modern anti ship missiles, Ukrainian Neptune is subsonic and is effective only against small ships or in a swarm attack. Anyway, if Ukrainian military industry will be capable to produce these missiles in quantities for swarm attack, the Neptune won’t make any serious damage but will give Russia the right to strike objects inside of Ukrainian territory.
        BTW I have no doubts that Ukrainians are stupid enough to start a swarm strike. But I also have no doubts that Ukrainians are thieves and it’s very questionable if they will be capable to produce any serious number of this missile.

        • occupybacon

          There is no safe airdefense even against subsonic missiles, especially if they fly lower.

          • Harry Smith

            There is. Radars can detect low attitude targets but at the closer range. That’s why swarm attack tactics is used in cruise missiles strike. Like tomahawks strikes in Syria.

          • occupybacon

            Israel doesn’t need to swarm

        • Jens Holm

          Weapons always are one among others.

        • occupybacon

          If Ukraine strike first of course Russia has the right to retaliate but even if I side with them I realuze their system is so corrupt that they could hurt themselves before hurting Russia.

          • Harry Smith

            It’s not about corruption of their system. It’s about their mindset. The only way they can live and develop is only under the Russian rulings. Theft and cheating is their credo and it is reflected even in their folklore. All their history without Russian masters can be literally described as:
            1. We sold out to the wrong master.
            2. We elected the wrong leader.

            And modern situation is quite good for Russia. Finally our industry stopped collaboration with Ukrainian industry so quality of products without Ukrainian part is higher. Because of Ukrainian nazzi elites our EU partners are in cold economical conflict with USA and big part of Ukrainian population is pro Russian now. And the most wonderful moment: Ukraine is destroyed and no one Ukrainian can say Russia did it. So I would say we need USA to bring more trash and hardcore in Ukraine by supporting Ukrainian nazzis. Because logically this artificial geopolitical nonsense created by Bolsheviks has to be disintegrated. Existence of the Ukraine is raping of common sense.

          • occupybacon

            We’re aware of the Russians backwards opinion about Master Race inferior neighbours that owe obedience, replace Ukraine with other smaller neighbour and will fit perfectly.

            Also it’s reflected in your old war movies where Ivan the rapist was portraited as a civilizator hero giving food to hungry children etc.

            Some times I’m tempted to agree with the last part of your comment that time runs in favor of Russia in the conflict with Ukraine because of the international economic and politic instability but them I come down to Earth (Google street view) and I see how slow you people evolve without Occidental money and influence.

            As a side note, many Russians are very agreable, funny and hard workers and is a pleasure to work with them, thouh I know some of them share your opinions about the Russian master race and the holy mission that all neighbours shall bow at — but they hide it very well because now Americans call the shots and even if the American boss would just be entertained, the other employees would make their life harder.

          • Harry Smith

            It’s completely not about master race. Anyway. Did you ever read “The Ransom of Red Chief” by O. Henry? Now Ukrainians are your headache not ours. ROFL.

          • occupybacon

            Thanks for culturalizing me, it was a funny briefing to read, I’d say it’s somewhere between this and the ‘fox and the grapes’.

          • Harry Smith

            Your welcome, bacon. Sometimes it’s pleasure to discuss with you because you have some common sense remainings in your mind. Pardon me if it was insulting.
            I’d say not quite fox and the grapes. USA brought to power the nazzi minority which thinks they are master race while other ethnics in Ukraine are their slaves. Further USA support of the nazzi, means stronger pro Russian trend for the Ukrainian population majority. In fact USA did a huge favor for Russia by legitimizing the Crimea reunion and allowing corrupted nazzi elites to the power. And, of course, nobody now in Russia says Ukrainians are brothers. If before 2014, I were kinda black sheep saying that Ukrainians must not be subsidized, now anyone says that Ukrainians are brothers – looks like idiot. So it’s not Russian society but USA made the “grapes” not attractive for the Russian majority and that is really positive, at my point. Like I said before, Ukraine is an artificial state that must not exist. Thanks to the USA the process of disintegration is catalyzed.

      • Rhodium 10

        Just one Russian ship hit by Ukrops..means the complety destruction of Ukraine Navy HQ in Kiev among other targets…

  • cechas vodobenikov

    amerikan funded stupidity—-there are no Ukrainians stupid enough to believe that they could ever engage in actual combat—their incompetence rivals that of US military

    • Icarus Tanović

      They’re bums.

      • cechas vodobenikov

        packuda (scum)in Russian…when I lived in Kiev before 2014 the Maidan was always crowded with drunks (while the police are not drunk, many of the active duty military r drinking beer or vodka while on duty —ukrainian is only spoken in villages or Lvov. 5 million relocated to Russia since 2014….unfortunately they have become a near failed nation—Huntington described Uraine as “a cleft nation”—Catholics in the west, orthodox in the south—numerous Russyn, Hungarian, Moldovans, Tatars in Crimea…the Poles have come to despise Ukrainians—they despise everyone it seems…before 2014 the nazi brigades did not exist, above, praviya sektor, etc—now the oligarchs fund their own private militias—depressing—they all seem afflicted by toskavat now

        • Rhodium 10

          Gangsters+Nazis Hordes!..this is Ukraine! a failed state made to serve NATO anglosaxon interests!

          • Jens Holm

            The ayternative seemes to be Stalin highly corrupt warmongols.

          • John Wallace

            what are war mongols. Did they come from Mongolia. Leftovers from Genghis Khan . What is ayternative . Is that an alternative to alternative. Dumfuk

        • Jens Holm

          Its a complicated affair. There are many more factors. One fx is urbanisation and so many work in Poland, because Poles work outiside Poland in EU.

          Its no new thing nazis are there. The oligarcs are the same or same kind as in USSR and as You write even has their own armies.

          • cechas vodobenikov

            there were no oligarchs in USSR; Putin has reduced their wealth in Russia by 1/2 and required them to pay all expenses related to covid crisis

        • Astar Roth

          Poles are as bums as Ukrainians, and Icarus knows perhaps, and you too that Crimea has always been Russia…

          • cechas vodobenikov

            the only language I have heard spoken in Crimea, except Russian, is Tatar where the population comprises about 12% of the total—in Kiev Ukrainian is rarely heard

  • Lone Ranger

    If its ukropnazi made its a dud.

  • Anthony Papagallo

    These deliveries are but a small part of a much larger plan being fomented in Washington and Kiev to take the breakaway provinces and Crimea back, by force.