Ukrainian Naval forces will be fully equipped with missiles, which is a major deterrent.
This was stated by President Vladimir Zelensky in the course of the exhibition in Odessa at the occasion of the Day of Naval forces, the press service of the head of state.
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“We should have full awareness of the situation at sea, including, in the underwater space. Will provide for your willingness to asymmetric actions. Fully equip Navy missile weapons as the main deterrent,” – said Zelensky.
According to him, with the full support of the President, Parliament, government, and international partners these challenges will be met.
The head of state noted that now there is active development of naval bases and training institutions, construction of places of permanent deployment of military units of the Navy, the development of the national fleet.
The President called overarching the tests of the Ukrainian missile complex “Neptune”. Its adoption will make Ukrainians even more powerful player in the Black and Azov seas, he says.
“Also, in our nearest plans – getting the boats “island” and Mk VI in the framework of military aid from the United States,” said Zelensky.
In turn, the Navy commander Oleg Neiipp said that mobile coastal missile complex “Neptun” can be on arms of Naval forces of Ukraine in 2021. Only the Navy needs to get 3 of the division of coastal missile systems, he said in an interview with “Radio Liberty”.
According to him, the main task now is to get the “Neptune” and as soon as possible and to apply them correctly.
“Tests have shown that nothing interferes with the defeat of several targets simultaneously. Weapons are uniquely effective. On the question “When?” I think in the next year”, – informed Neiipp.
The commander also noted that the Ukrainian Navy needs to division 3 coastal missile complexes. Two of them will be placed on the Black sea, and one on the Azov.
As you know, RK “Neptune” is a cruise missile of Ukrainian development. It is designed for control of territorial waters, protection of naval bases, other coastal installations and infrastructures of the coast.
Missile capable of destroying warships classes of cruiser, destroyer, frigate and Corvette, as well as landing, tank landing ships and transports, which operate both independently and as part of ship groups. Missiles can hit a target in adverse weather conditions with an active fire and electronic counteraction.
We will remind, on June 17 in Odessa region successfully completed tests of the missile complex “Neptune”.
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