This was said by Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC), Oleksandr Turchynov, upon completion of the tests at the Odesa region-based military proving ground, Censor.NET reports citing the NSDC press office.
According to him, significant results were achieved during the tests. Namely, Ukraine-made cruise missiles successfully passed flight test while the coast defense was ensured by the upgraded S-125 missile system.
"Today's assignement for the cruise missiles was to check the range and accuracy of hitting surface targets," the NSDC secretary said adding that the target was destroyed at a distance of 280 kilometers.
Turchynov reported that aviation was involved in checking the results of missile strike on remote targets and that a special observation point was constructed on Zmiinyi Island.
In addition, Turchynov said that in order to strengthen coastal defense, the accuracy and reliability of the S-125 missile system, which had been substentively upgraded by the Ukrainian defense firms, was checked during strike on a conditional hostile watercraft.
"Having successfully hit the above-water targets, the upgraded S-125 missiles proved their efficiency. A total of eight launches were made and eight surface targets were destroyed. This is an outstanding result which proves that these upgraded systems are capable of providing reliable protection against aggression both from the air and from the sea and will significantly enhance defense of the Black and Azov Sea coasts," Turchynov said.
Upon completion of the test, the NSDC Secretary held a meeting with the leading missile developers and the military leadership to determine priorities in strengthening defense of the Black Sea and Azov Sea regions. The meeting took place in a new specialшяув command-and-control center which was involved in adjusting missile fire.