12:08 14.08.2018

Turchynov, leadership of Luch, Ukroboronprom discuss national missile program

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Turchynov, leadership of Luch, Ukroboronprom discuss national missile program

Secretary of Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov has familiarized himself with new developments and technology of manufacturing modern missile weapons at Kyiv-based Luch State Design Bureau and also discussed tasks on the implementation of a national missile program.

"Strong effective and reliable anti-tank missile systems Skif, Stugna, Corsar, Sarmat, Baryer and others are known in Ukraine and far beyond its borders," the NSDC's press service quoted him as saying during his visit to the Luch bureau on Tuesday.

According to Turchynov, these missile systems "effectively destroy enemy targets at the front and enjoy well-deserved respect and demand in the foreign arms markets." In addition, the Luch missiles strike the enemy's armored vehicles with high accuracy and "can penetrate a meter-deep armor, overcoming modern systems of protection and counteraction."

Turchynov inspected technological lines in the plant's shops that ensure the production of the new powerful Ukrainian Vilkha missile system, as well as a new Ukrainian cruise missile Neptune.

"It is of fundamental importance for us that the Luch missiles are not inferior to, and in terms of their combat capabilities are even better than similar Russian-made weapons," he said during the awarding of the leaders, leading designers and engineers of the bureau.

According to him, many missile systems were developed in the shortest time after Russia launched military aggression in 2014.

"Then, the Ukrainian defense industry was tasked with restoring the missile shield of our country, and this task was fulfilled in the shortest time, primarily through the efforts of Luch," he said.

According to the NSDC's press service, Turchynov held a meeting with the leadership of the Ukroboronprom State Concern and the Luch bureau during which they discussed new tasks to implement the national missile program approved by the NSDC. In particular, they considered new developments of rocket launcher systems, anti-aircraft missile systems and other priority tasks needed for the reliable protection of Ukraine.

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