A short clip of Ukraine’s Neptune anti-ship missile system has just been released. This has denied previous information from the Russian side that they destroyed this unique coastal defense missile complex of Ukraine.

After the Black Sea Fleet’s flagship Moskva was sunk, Ukraine’s Neptune coastal defense missile system has been silent since then. Russian media at the time reported that the country’s military destroyed a single missile complex of Ukraine.

However, a short clip of the Neptune coastal defense missile complex has just been released, which shatters previous information given by Russia about this complex.

Thus, it is possible that Ukraine hid the Neptune anti-ship missile system to avoid Russian pursuit, especially after the Moscow flagship was sunk.

The reappearance of this weapon once again put the warships of the Russian Black Sea fleet in jeopardy, forcing them to operate out of Neptune’s range.

Analysts say that the Neptune anti-ship missile complex is currently being deployed by Ukraine in the Odessa region, which borders the Black Sea.

The Neptun missile, developed by Ukraine’s Luch State Design Bureau, has a range of 280-300 km.

According to experts at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), this missile can be launched from the ground, at sea and in the air.

Ukrainian defense expert Serhiy Sguretz said that the Neptun missile is equipped with a powerful fragmentation warhead and is capable of orbiting at an altitude of 10-30 meters above the sea.

Having complicated flight trajectory created a terrifying threat to enemy ships. Neptune is equipped with a powerful fragmentation warhead weighing 145 kg.

“This new anti-ship missile can provide reliable defense for the Black Sea and the Sea of ‚Äč‚ÄčAzov, being able to hit enemy ships at a distance of up to 300 km if necessary, even if they are anchored in the port,” said Turchyno, Secretary of the National Security Council of Ukraine.

The Neptune anti-ship missile is equipped with a gas turbine engine for a maximum speed of Mach 0.8. On the missile body, there are 4 wings to create lift, 4 rudders at the tail and 4 stabilizing wings mounted on the engine.

The successful development of anti-ship missiles shows Ukraine’s efforts to strengthen its military after a long period of stagnation. However, financial constraints meant that this type of anti-ship missile was not produced in large numbers before the conflict with Russia broke out.

Currently, there is only a single complete Neptune anti-ship missile complex in service with the country’s military.

When the conflict with Russia broke out, despite Ukraine’s efforts to produce weapons domestically, however, due to the destruction of weapons manufacturing facilities, production halted.


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