Ukrainia Presents "Neptun" and "Vilkha" at IDEX

Ukrainia Presents "Neptun" and "Vilkha" at IDEX 21 February, 2019

Ukranian Spetstechnoexport Company, part of the State Concern Ukroboronprom, presented for the first time the new models of the cruise anti-ship missile system "Neptun" and high-precision multiple rocket launching system "Vilkha" at the international Defence exhibition IDEX-2019 in the UAE. Neptun was first tested in 2018.

The combat units for both systems were developed and produced by the State Kyiv Design Bureau “Luch.” Local media reports say the missile was the Neptune anti-ship cruise missile developed based on the combat-proven Soviet-made Kh-35 missile.

One of four “Neptun” cruise anti-ship missile is capable of striking warships with up to 5,000 tons of water displacement at a distance of up to 280 km (the export version). The turbojet engine-driven missile was said to be capable of targeting targets within a range of 300 kilometres for domestic use. The missile is attacking the target using the active radar system and radar altimeter at the final stage of the flight. It is said that the system, which has special guidance algorithm ensuring highly secure operational modes. It is said that difficult to detect due to its small size and sea skimming flight capability. The system consists of four anti-ship missiles, their launchers and a land mobile platform. The weight of each missile is 670 kg, and its fragmentation-explosive warheads weights 145 kg.

The new Ukrainian high precision multiple rocket launching system "Vilkha" with 300 mm calibre missiles is considered to be one of the most powerful in the world in its class. The system is intended for the purpose of defeating the targets of any type on the distant approaches.

The system is capable of launching 12 missiles in just 45 seconds on a distance of up to 120 km. In such a distance, the missiles hit the target with a circular error probable less than 30 meters. At the same time, the mass of one 300 mm missile "Vilkha" is 800 kg.

Ukrainia Presents "Neptun" and "Vilkha" at IDEX

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