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Ukraine Tests Neptune P-360 Cruise Missile

Ukraine has completed testing of a new P-360 Neptune cruise missile having a range of 250km.

"The Ukrainian rocket flew such a distance along a given route and altitude for the first time," Oleh Korostelev, General Director of Luch Design Bureau, was quoted as saying by Defense Express.

Korostelev added that, now, combat capabilities of the Missile will be tested.

The P-360 missile weighs 870 kg, the warhead weights 150 kg, and its range is up to 280 km. The missile's speed is about 900 km/h, and the altitude is from 3 to 10 meters, reports UAWire.

It is possible to launch 24 missiles simultaneously with a full volley of 6 missile systems. Pause between launches is from 3 to 5 seconds. The system can be deployed up to 25 km from the coastline. The required time for its deployment is up to 15 minutes.

Neptune missiles are designed to destroy enemy ships with a displacement of up to 5 thousand tons, as well as ground targets. Their development in Ukraine has been conducted by State Design Bureau Luch since 2013. The systems were developed on the basis of the Soviet Kh-35 missile.

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