The first photos of the updated Neptune complex on the new chassis have appeared
The first cars from the first division of the anti-ship coastal complex RK-360MTs “Neptune”, which is manufactured by the State Committee “LUCH” for the Navy of Ukraine, Kyiv residents and guests will be able to see during the military parade on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Independence of Ukraine August 24, 2021 in Kyiv.
Seven cars will be demonstrated.
In total, one division of RK-360MC “Neptune” includes 19 units of equipment. This is a mobile command post RKP-360 and six units of launchers USPU-360, transport and charging machines TZM-360 and transport vehicles TM-360.
We will remind, the first sample of the anti-ship ground complex RK-360MTs “Neptune” as base had the KrAZ-7634NE chassis (for the USPU-360 launcher) and the KrAZ-6322 chassis (for the mobile command post RKP-360, the TZM-360 transport charging car and transport vehicle TM-360).
The need to move to a new chassis was caused by the decision of the customer – the Ministry of Defense, given the inability to timely fulfill orders from the domestic automaker, the instability of PJSC “AvtoKrAZ” and claims to the quality of new trucks.
In total, one division has ammunition of 72 R-360 cruise missiles, which can be launched (4 on each USPU) every 3-5 seconds. The cruise missile R-360 “Neptune” has a mass of 870 kg, with a warhead weight of 150 kg, a speed of about 900 km / h.
The Neptune cruise missile is capable of hitting a target at a distance of up to 280 km, and the capacity of its warhead is enough to sink a ship with a displacement of up to 5,000 tons.
The development of the entire RK-360MC Neptune complex, including the cruise missile and all the machines, cost Ukraine only $ 40 million. Such funds were needed by LUCH to bring the coastal defense complex to the state tests, which were successfully completed in August 2020.
Coastal anti-ship complex RK-360MTs with cruise missile R-360 is designed to defeat warships of cruiser, destroyer, frigate, corvette, landing, tank landing ships and vehicles operating both independently and as part of ship groups and landing detachments, and coastal radiocontrast targets in simple and complex meteorological conditions at any time of day and year with active fire and electronic countermeasures of the enemy.
Delivery of the first division of the RK-360MC in an updated form to the Ukrainian Navy should take place in the first quarter of next year. It is previously known that the delivery of three RK-360MC divisions has been ordered. And potentially – we are talking about the supply of five divisions for the Armed Forces.
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