Ukrainian military train to use Neptune missile systems in the Black Sea region

In the northwestern part of the Black Sea and the Northern Black Sea region, a complex of fleet exercises involving aviation, R-360 Neptune coastal anti-ship missile systems, as well as other forces and means, was successfully completed. This was reported on January 29 by the press service of the Ukrainian Navy in its Facebook account.

The communiqué notes that the Ukrainian military trained to respond to crisis situations and practiced joint actions. After that, details on the active phase were given.

The Navy worked out various scenarios, including checking its readiness to neutralize the "sea threat", as well as the degree of interaction of various units, including with the "national security and defense sectors." Ship-boat tactical groups, aircraft and helicopters, artillery and marines were involved. Options for the defense of the Ukrainian coast, including ports, as well as the protection of shipping were worked out. The sailors improved their skills in the fight for the survivability of ships, countering underwater saboteurs in the roadstead and worked out the elements of maneuvering.

It is specified that the sailors carried out practical artillery firing at surface targets during the day and at night, and also fired at coastal targets during the practice of amphibious assault landing on an unequipped shore. In another area of ​​the exercises, the gunners of the Marine Corps of the Navy worked out the tasks of destroying surface targets of a mock enemy, in particular an enemy landing ship.

At the same time, the personnel of the unit, equipped with the R-360 Neptune anti-ship missiles, made a forced march to the agreed area and launched a sudden missile attack on the enemy. Batteries of the MLRS BM-21 "Grad" also made a march to the firing positions and successfully hit enemy targets. The aviation component of the exercises mainly consisted of helicopters from the Naval Aviation Brigade. Rotary-winged vehicles carried out search and combat maneuvering, helped "marines" and ships, and also carried out the defeat of training targets with unguided missiles, the press service of the Ukrainian Navy concluded.
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  1. Mikhail L. Offline Mikhail L.
    Mikhail L. 29 January 2022 21: 57
    In the Ukrainian media, "Neptune" is often called the "destroyer of the Crimean bridge." This is due to an interview given to the online publication in July 2019 by the former Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov. “The Crimean bridge can be destroyed within a few minutes by the Neptune cruise missiles created in Ukraine,” Turchinov argued.
    1. ALMO66 Offline ALMO66
      ALMO66 (Alexey Maslov) 29 January 2022 22: 42
      Well, you can attack the bridge. The target is large, not maneuvering, it is difficult to miss. It's just scary to shoot at the bridge. Well, it seems like a civilian infrastructure, and it is covered by air defense, and Neptune is subsonic, and with a high degree of probability it will be intercepted. But a retaliatory strike can deprive Ukraine of its missile forces as a species, no matter what happens.
      1. bonifacius Offline bonifacius
        bonifacius (Alex) 30 January 2022 00: 36
        It seems to me that if, God forbid, these Bandera somehow damage the Crimean bridge, then on the same day, under the leadership of Shoigu, the "construction" of a land bridge across Perekop will begin. And I think the deadlines for commissioning this "structure" will be several orders of magnitude shorter than the Crimean bridge.
    2. Gadley Offline Gadley
      Gadley 30 January 2022 05: 00
      Mikhail L. Your horse is galloping quietly.
      1. Mikhail L. Offline Mikhail L.
        Mikhail L. 30 January 2022 10: 30
        A personal attack is a perverted compliment. Thanks!
  2. Teacher Offline Teacher
    Teacher (Wise) 30 January 2022 10: 23
    The Ukrainian military is training in the most pro-Russian region of the country and against the Russians (RF). And what about Russia? And they have finished the exercises and are leaving for their places of permanent deployment. They are already trying not to remember about the "terrible response" of NATO on TV. Generally merged. For the 101st time.
    Please give the "achievements" of the Russian army in recent years. They did not win in Chechnya - they bought a shaky peace. People from there behave in Moscow like winners. In Georgia, they kind of snapped, but all the results were mediocrely leaked. And Georgia is a candidate for NATO. In Ukraine, of course, Crimea is a success. Donbass is a shame. In Moldova, the military of the Russian Federation sit quietly, like mice under a broom. For many years they have not even thought of going to the Greater Motherland, they know that upon arrival they will be deported in disgrace at the Chisinau airport. In Kazakhstan, they entered with a whistle and flew out with a whistle. They brought Russophobes to power - an achievement! In Syria, everything is very unclear. As it was there before the Russians, so it is with them. The Americans are pumping someone else's oil, the Turks are solving their own problems, Israel bombed Damascus as it bombs.
    All the optimists here think of "instant" answers and no less instant defeats for Ukraine.
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    2. Hot Dyusha Offline Hot Dyusha
      Hot Dyusha (Dyusha) 30 January 2022 21: 57
      such people were shot under Stalin, for sabotage
  3. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 31 January 2022 09: 28
    Ship-boat tactical groups, aircraft and helicopters were involved,

    It is interesting, on the fuel from which country do these ship-boat tactical groups, aircraft and helicopters move?