General Designer – General Director of DKKB “LUCH” Oleg Korostelov spoke about the current state of work on the flagship projects of the state enterprise “Neptune” and “Alder”.
In particular, in an interview with ” Texts ” he said that this year the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine ordered a hundred products P624 “Alder”.
We mass-produce Alder. This year there are hundreds, last year there were hundreds. We will arm the “Alder” – at a greater distance, almost twice. At 120 km. The Ministry of Defense finances the serial production of “Alder”, – said Oleg Korostelov.
Work is also underway to create another landmark order – the first division of the shore version of the RK-360 MC “Neptune”.
“The Ministry of Defense signed a contract last year and gave the money only in December, the 29th. They gave us 30% in advance – we started working, then we were co-financed up to 70%, and now we have done half of the complex, but we will hand it over in the first quarter of next year, ”said the General Designer – General Director.
According to him, in about 2 years the sea version of the anti-ship complex should be ready.
“Indeed, there are three variants of this complex, but it requires funds. The will of the customer is required. We are currently developing a ship version. According to the plan, it is two years, ”Oleg Korostelov said.
The head of the LUCH SCCB expressed certain hopes that this version of the complex could be obtained by Turkish corvettes ordered for the Ukrainian Navy, the first of which (although under the RGM-84 Harpoon) was recently laid in Turkey .
“We don’t have any suitable ships! We ordered corvettes from the Turks. That’s where we will put it, probably, ”he said.
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