Ukraine announces no-fly zone over part of its Black Sea as rocket firing scheduled for Oct 3-4
Ukraine has scheduled rocket firing tests in Odesa region for October 3 and October 4, therefore access to Cape Kalfa and Cape Liodnyky and the 1st-10th km of the sea spit from the village of Lebedivka on the Black Sea coast has been limited.
This was reported by the Ukrainian Military Portal with reference to Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) A3345/19.
This part of Odesa region has already become traditional for rocket firing, in particular, the Vilkha ("Alder") artillery rocket system and the Neptun ("Neptune") coastal anti-ship missile complex were tested there before.
As UNIAN reported earlier, successful tests of modernized Vilkha-M rockets took place in the south of Odesa region on August 30, 2019.
In August 2016, the Ukrainian military successfully tested the new Vilkha artillery rocket system based on the Smerch multiple launch rocket system (MLRS). The main developer of the new weapon system is Kyiv-based Luch design bureau.
The Vilkha development and manufacture project cost Ukraine almost UAH 1 billion, or US$41 million.