anti-ship complex "Neptune"
The test program involves preparatory activities on land in the Odessa region with subsequent combat launches, which will take place from 22 to 24 in May of this year. It is reported that the next launches of the Alder-M missile system will take place, as well as Alder-R, the details of which have not been disclosed yet.
In addition, tests are expected missiles with a homing head missile complex PK-360MTS "Neptune". Separately, the program prescribed tests of missiles on the ground and in the air, where it will be tested, placed on a helicopter for testing various modes in height, flight speed, etc.
According to the developers, the Alder missile system is a deep modernization of the Soviet MLRS 9K58 Smerch with adjustable ammunition. The maximum range of the rocket - 130 km. It can be used to destroy both ground and surface targets.
Neptune is declared as an anti-ship missile system designed to destroy warships with a displacement of up to 5000 tons at a distance of up to 280 km. It can also be used for ground targets.
The complex consists of four self-propelled launchers with four missiles each, a command vehicle control, loading and transport vehicles. The weight of one rocket is 670 kg, its high-explosive fragmentation warhead is 145 kg.
The preliminary stage of the test of "Neptune" was held 5 April 2019 year at the site in the Odessa region. During it, the rocket flew 225 kilometers, changing the flight path.