"Right on target": NSDC Sec Turchynov speaks of Ukraine's high precision rocket test

13:40, 27 May 2017
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Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov says he is satisfied with the results of the latest test launch of Ukrainian-made high-precision rockets, the NSDC press service has told UNIAN.

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"The distance from the point of aiming to the strike point was only about 17 meters, while the kill zone for such a missile stretches for 300 meters," he said.

"The main thing I’d like to say is that Ukrainian missiles hit right on target," said Turchynov.

He explained that one of the important tasks of the tests was to check the performance of the rocket's armament payload and the effectiveness of engaging conventional targets.

"I want to emphasize once again that the armament payload, as well as the rocket as a whole, was manufactured by Ukrainian enterprises," the NSDC secretary added. "Scientists, manufacturers, and military worked together as a single organism. This is a very important and high-quality result for Ukraine."

Read alsoPoroshenko attends successful launch of Ukraine's new precision rocket (Photo, video)Turchynov recalled that the Cabinet recently adopted the National Ammo Production Program and the National Target Program for Reforming and Developing the Defense Industrial Complex until 2021.

"The implementation of these programs will ensure the creation of a powerful industrial base for the mass production of modern effective and powerful weapons and military equipment for the army, which will protect our country reliably," Turchynov added.

Read alsoNSDC secretary: Russia's war against Ukraine step in preparation for "big war"As UNIAN reported earlier, on May 26, Ukrainian military tested a Ukraine-produced high-precision guided rocket in the south of the country. 

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