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Ukraine successfully tests new anti-ship missile

Ukraine successfully tests new anti-ship missile

Field tests of Neptune, the anti-ship missile, December 2018
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Neptune, the new anti-ship missile was successfully tested in Odesa region, southern Ukraine. Stepan Poltorak, the defense minister stated this after the field probes held on Wednesday, December 5. 
The missile, developed by Ukraine's Luch construction bureau can hit the vessels located within the range of 300 km.   
'We tested 'Neptune', our anti-ship missile. At this particular stage, the tasks were completed, and there's even an opportunity to boost the current combat capacity [of the missile]', Poltorak said.  
The minister added that the military tested an upgraded version of S-125, the surface-to-air missile system. Thanks to the upgrade, the missile fired from it can hit the sea-based targets, too. Poltorak also said that the works on further upgrades will continue. 
Commenting on the tests, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov said that Ukraine proved it was 'capable of protecting its borders in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov'.
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