Ukraine to showcase Neptun antiship missile at IDEX 2019

Ukraine defense industry to showcase its latest Neptun coastal defense cruise missile system during the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2019 in Abu Dhabi.

Ukraine’s state-owned defense industrial group, UkrOboronProm, readies Neptun for Middle East opportunities and decided to showcase a model of new cruise missile system during IDEX 2019 land forces exhibition.

The missile is developed by State Kyiv Design Bureau Luch. Expected to be mounted on 3 platforms: ship, land and air lunches.

The effective range of Neptun missile is 300 kms.

The missile is similar in design to the Soviet anti-ship missile Kh-35 and have similar technical characteristics, according to some Ukrainian sources.

A typical coastal battery is composed of 1 command and control vehicles based on the KrAZ 6×6 truck, one support vehicle, four launcher vehicles based on the KrAZ-7634НЕ 8х8 chassis each operated by a 3-man crew and holding four missiles, and two loader vehicles.

Secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov confirmed on Twitter that the Neptune can sink warships with displacements of up to 5,000 tons.