Ukraine Tests Indigenous Cruise Missile

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On January 30, Ukraine flight tested an indigenously-produced, ground-launched cruise missile. The Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, Oleksandr Turchynov, did not reveal the name or specifications of the missile, but said it complies with international agreements. One source has identified the missile as the Neptune, a Ukrainian advanced subsonic cruise missile based on the Kh-35, a Soviet-designed subsonic antiship missile put into service in Russia in 2003. The missile was developed by the Kiev-based Luch Design Bureau.