Monday, May 29, 2023

Ukraine to showcase Neptun coastal defense cruise 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, Spetsteсhnoexport, readies Neptun for Middle East opportunities and decided to showcase a model of new cruise missile system during IDEX 2019 land forces exhibition.

The Neptun is a subsonic coastal missile system with cruise missiles designed to engage enemy surface fighting ships and auxiliaries vessels both single and belonging to Task Forces.


Modern truck-mounted anti-ship missile developed by the Kyiv-based LUCH design bureau provides rapidly relocatable, vehicle-mounted capabilities to deny access to surface threats in littoral and strategic areas.

The system will be used to guard straits and territorial waters, to protect offshore sea lines, naval bases, coastal infrastructure, as well as to defend the coast at amphibious landing threat directions within the missile launch range.

A typical 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.

The missile system boasts high mobility, short deployment and combat readiness time, large missile load and organised salvo launch capability. It provides high combat effectiveness, reliability and comfortable conditions for the crew.

Secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov confirmed on Twitter that new anti-ship cruise missile capable of hitting targets located as far as up to 300 km away.

Also noted that the Neptune can sink warships with displacements of up to 5,000 tons.

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Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov is the editor-in-chief of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense adviser and a consultant. He graduated in business management and worked at leading European defense companies before becoming a military journalist. read more