Oleksandr Turchynov

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KIEV, March 21. /TASS/. Ukrainian military on Tuesday conducted tests of rockets of the national production. This was announced by the Secretary of the national security and defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov.

“Today was a planned test launches of Ukrainian missiles produced in cooperation between enterprises of the state concern “Ukroboronprom” and the State space Agency of Ukraine”, – he said.

According to Turchynov, the test was the test of missile guidance systems and precision destruction of targets at maximum range. “All launches were successful. Missiles accurately hit certain goals”, – assured the Secretary of the NSDC. The photos that are posted along with the message, captured the missile from the installation of reactive systems of volley fire (MLRS) “Smerch” .

Turchynov added that since the fourth quarter of 2016, the Armed forces of Ukraine began to “powerful missile weapon”.

At the end of last year in Ukraine has had missiles for the MLRS. Their characteristics were not named officially, but focusing on published in the Ukrainian media of photographs and videos, experts have noted that this, apparently, is a “300-millimeter guided rocket “Alder” for use in reactive system of volley fire “Smerch”. The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in one of his statements also mentioned about the testing of the domestic high-precision projectile “Alder”, which essentially is a remake of the Soviet and Russian rockets to the MLRS “Smerch”.