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Ukraine Tests Antiship Missile

On April 2, Ukraine’s Luch Design Bureau successfully test fired its Neptune antiship missile at Alibey Training Ground in the country’s Odessa region. In a statement, Ukraine’s National Security and Defence Council said the test verified “the tactical and technical characteristics” of the weapon, which entered Ukrainian service in early 2019. The Neptune cruise missile...

Ukraine Tests Surface-to-Air Missiles as Antiship Weapon

On November 1, Ukraine test fired two S-125 Pechora surface-to-air missiles against a naval target in the Black Sea. In a press release, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense said the tests were successful, with both projectiles striking and sinking the 2,960-ton barge. The S-125 Pechora is a short- to medium-range surface-to-air missile which first entered...

US State Department Approves Javelin Missile Sale To Ukraine

On October 3, the U.S. Department of State approved the possible sale of 150 Javelin missiles to Ukraine for an estimated cost of $39.2 million. In a news release, the State Department said the sale would include 150 Javelin missiles, 10 Command Launch Units (CLUs), and related training systems, logistical equipment, and support. Ukraine previously...

Russian Pantsir-S Missile Battalion Enters Service in Crimea

On November 30, Russia’s Southern Military District’s press service announced that a Pantsir-S air defense battalion had deployed to Crimea earlier in October. According to the statement, these missile systems are “part of the programme to re-equip the district’s troops.” Pantsir-S (SA-22 “Greyhound”) is a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun and missile (SPAAGM) system that can hold...

Russia Deploys Fourth S-400 Battalion in Crimea

On November 29, Russia’s Black Sea Fleet press office announced their deployment of its fourth S-400 Triumf missile system battalion near the Russian-Ukrainian border in Djankoy, Crimea. According to Russia’s TASS news agency, the S-400 systems have moved into position and are now detecting and tracking targets. The surface-to-air missile system (SAM) is capable of...

Russia to Build New Early-Warning Radar System in Crimea

On November 29, an unnamed Crimean security source told Interfax news agency that Russia intends to install a new missile early-warning radar station in Crimea in 2019. The source noted that the station, to be built near the Sevastopol port where Russia’s Black Sea fleet is based, will be able to track ballistic and cruise...

US Army Receives Ukrainian 3D Radar System

According the the import/export tracking website ImportGenius, the U.S. Army Contracting Command has received at least one Ukrainian-made 36D6M1-1 3D mobile air defense radar system. The shipment’s bill of landing records the export date as December 7, 2017. The system is designed to detect low-altitude aerial targets under active and passive jamming conditions and to...

Ukraine Conducts Test of Neptun Cruise Missile

On August 17, the Ukrainian military test fired its indigenously developed Neptun cruise missile, striking a sea target from 100 km. Neptun, a long-range, subsonic antiship cruise missile, reportedly has ground-, sea-, and air-launched variants. The missile also has capability against land targets and bears visual similarity to the Russian Kh-35. The cruise missile was...

Ukraine Tests Vilkha 300mm Guided Rocket

On April 10, Ukraine conducted final testing of its Vilkha 300mm guided rockets. The test took place in the Odesa region and was reportedly successful. “Thanks to the efforts of all those who worked on this project, we received powerful missilery, which in all respects is better than the Russian analog “Smerch” by all odds,”...