Ukraine conducted another test of its new Vilha missile

On Tuesday, March 21, Ukraine conducted another test of its new missile, reported the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, Oleksandr Turchynov.

"Today, planned launches of Ukrainian missiles were held that were manufactured by the enterprises of Ukroboronprom in the cooperation with the State Space Agency of Ukraine. During the tests, the missile control system was tested, as well as accuracy at maximum range. I want to emphasize that all launches were successful and that the missiles hit their designated targets," he said.

Ukraine has been holding similar tests since spring of last year. A year ago, on March 22, 2016, the high-precision Vilha missile for the Smerch multiple rocket launcher system underwent its first successful fire test. The 300mm Vilha shell is being developed by the Yuzhnoye Design Office in Dnipro while the State Design Bureau Luch in Kyiv is in charge of the missile’s control system with inertial guidance and GPS correction.

Ukraine’s current missile program enables full production of its tested armaments.

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