Contents tagged with Vilha missile system

  • Ukraine begins state testing of new missile system

    Ukraine has begun state testing of the new Vilha (Alder) missile system, National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov announced.

    “The tests are the finalization of an extensive project by Ukrainian scientists, engineers and manufacturers,” said Turchynov.

    According to Turchynov, once the testing has been completed, the Vilha missile systems will be adopted into the armament and serial production of them will begin.

    In February, the NSDC secretary announced that …

  • Ukrainian President announces successful missile tests

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko wrote on Facebook that according to the Kyiv based Luch design bureau, the Vilha missile system has been successfully tested. "It is especially pleasant that all components for the production of Vilha are Ukrainian," Poroshenko shared in the report.

    Test launches of missiles were conducted in Ukraine on April 12 although the type of missiles launched from the mobile station was kept secret. On April 21, Kyiv reported on the successful planned launch of …

  • Ukraine conducted another regular test-firing of the Vilha missile system

    The Ukrainian State Design Bureau, Luch, reported another successful phase of the Vilha (Alder in Ukrainian) missile system tests. It was indicated that this system is superior to the Tochka-U missile system (with a maximum range of 120 km) in its technical and tactical characteristics.

    All of the components for the production of Vilha are Ukrainian, including a new control system, new rocket fuel system, and a new warhead. One of its features is its missile control system, which provides for …