Ukraine announces no-fly zone over part of its Black Sea as rocket firing scheduled for Oct 3-4

12:40, 30 September 2019
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Ukraine will test its new weapon systems in Odesa region / Photo from UNIAN

This was reported by the Ukrainian Military Portal with reference to Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) A3345/19.

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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.

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