Three foreign countries became interested in the Neptune anti-ship missile system

Three countries are interested in the domestic RK-360MC anti-ship missile system “Neptune”.

This was  stated in  an interview with “News” by the General Designer of CB “LUCH” Oleg Petrovich Korostelov, reports the  National Industrial Portal  with reference to the  Military .

Negotiations on the acquisition are underway at various stages.

The biggest progress is now with Indonesia, which has signed a Memorandum on the conclusion of a contract for the supply of coastal mobile missile system RK-360MTs “Neptune” from the State Committee “LUCH”.

“So. Indonesia continues negotiations, they are interested in our “Neptune”. There are two more countries, but negotiations with them are still a very raw start, and it is too early to talk about it, ”Korostelov said.

Thus, Indonesia may become the first foreign buyer of Neptune, which on August 23, 2020 was adopted by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Launch of the R-360 anti-ship missile of the Neptune missile complex on June 17, 2020 Photo: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

However, from the beginning of negotiations to the conclusion of the agreement and procurement may take more than one year, as previously explained by the General Designer “the customer looks closely, requires guarantees, wants to look at test results in their country, because in some – hot, in others, on the contrary – low temperatures ».

In general, more concrete actions can be expected from foreign customers after the supply of the first Neptune complexes to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Only then, after gaining valuable experience in the operation of complexes in real conditions, foreign customers will be able to make a final decision.

(C)INDUSTRIAL UKRAINE 2021

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