US press: Ukraine has developed a new cruise missile based on the anti-ship R-360 "Neptune"

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US press: Ukraine has developed a new cruise missile based on the anti-ship R-360 "Neptune"

Ukraine is developing a new cruise missile, the work was started even before the Russian special operation. According to The Drive, the development is a modified Ukrainian R-360 Neptune anti-ship missile.

According to the American publication, citing a Ukrainian military official who wished to remain anonymous, Kyiv, even before the start of the Russian military defense, began work on a new version of the Neptune anti-ship missile, designed to strike at ground targets. The work was carried out in secrecy and in a hurry, but by the beginning of the "invasion" of the Russian troops they had not been completed, since there were problems with the new guidance system. However, as emphasized, the development was in the final part.



At the moment, judging by recent events, a new cruise missile based on the Neptune has already been created and has even been used for strikes against the Crimea. In Kyiv, they claim that the Russian anti-aircraft complex at Cape Tarkhankut was hit by a new missile. In addition, the Russian Ministry of Defense for the first time reported the interception of the Neptune missile by air defense systems. It is possible that this was another attempt to use a new missile.

It is alleged that the new missile is launched from the same launcher as the anti-ship version, but has a range of up to 400 km and a warhead weighing 350 kg, while for anti-ship missiles these figures are 280 km and 150 kg, respectively. The guidance system uses GPS with pre-entered coordinates, in the last section, the missile's infrared homing system searches for and locks on to a target based on a pre-loaded image. If the attacked object does not match the specified target, the missile stops the attack. At least that's what the Americans say.

It is alleged that Kyiv is now working on increasing the range of the new missile, at the same time it is being tested. Production information is not yet available.
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    1. 0
      August 30 2023
      War is the engine of progress. Further more .
      1. 0
        August 30 2023
        I wonder where they develop and manufacture all this? Why is production still running?
        1. +2
          August 30 2023
          Well, in Kyiv - the Russian city)))))))))))))))))))))))))))
          1. 0
            August 31 2023
            Oh, Alex, don't be rude, it's not good, oh it's not good.
            Something ours sat up in the "active" defense.
      2. +2
        August 30 2023
        "Neptune" is an analogue of the X-35U. But the mass of the warhead was made 150 kg, the free “space” was filled with fuel. Therefore, the flight range was up to 300 km.
        Where does 400 km and 350 kg come from?
        Something is wrong here.
        1. +2
          August 30 2023
          We also have something wrong with the campaign. DBK Ball uses the Kh-35UE and, based on it, a new missile with a range of over 500 km.
          MOSCOW, 19 October. /TASS/. Firing range of coastal missile complex (DBK) "Ball" after testing a new missile was doubled, it also got the opportunity, in addition to ships, to hit ground targets. This was reported to TASS by a source in the military-industrial complex.

          "Tests of the new missile DBK "Bal" carried out on one of the fleets confirmed that its flight range exceeded 500 km, and thanks to the new guidance system, she was able to hit targets on the ground," he said.

          https://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/12697011
        2. +1
          August 30 2023
          Is it fundamentally impossible to attach an accelerator?!
        3. 0
          August 30 2023
          Quote: knn54
          Where does 400 km and 350 kg come from?
          Something is wrong here.

          We scaled the CR. To do this, it is enough to slightly increase the cross-section of its body and/or length, as well as the area of ​​load-bearing and control surfaces.
          Production is most likely organized in underground workshops on the Right Bank, of which there are a great many there. Because on the surface, such production is problematic due to the dominance of Russian aviation.
    2. +2
      August 30 2023
      Well, yes, yes, right, and Ukraine. The United States replaced the lamps with processors and instead of firewood they inserted a normal engine with the rest of the filling, from Ukraine (USSR) there is the name and body.
      1. KCA
        +3
        August 30 2023
        The original name of the X-35, and during their development the lamps were no longer used, only generators for radio communications, but they are not needed in the X-35
      2. -5
        August 30 2023
        Absolutely agree drinks guidance and positioning systems 100% USA or NATO. The Americans are creating missiles for Ukraine, so as not to show their own and not be responsible for their use.

        These missiles may not even be made in Ukraine, but they will say that it is Yuzhmash in the basements of the destroyed workshops that collects lol
        1. KCA
          +1
          August 30 2023
          Where will the components, materials, and technologies for the production of the X-35 come from somewhere other than Russia and the outskirts? China has not been able to duplicate the AL-30 and AL-31 engines for 41 years, although they purchased them and dismantled them down to the last screw, there is something there, but the service life is 10 times less, just one flight, what’s the point? For the blades, you need to know the components, the technology down to the milligram, you made a mistake for 2 minutes in the baking time of the ceramic blades, and that’s it, turn off the lights, drain the water
          1. 0
            August 30 2023
            We helped the Vietnamese comrades to localize the production of the X-35 in Vietnam, and Vietnam is in pals with the United States. Well, you yourself understood everything.
    3. +3
      August 30 2023
      I think that the enterprises and specialists who can deal with this topic should be known to us. Accordingly, efforts should be directed at disrupting the development and production of these weapons.
      Unless, of course, ready-made (well, or partially) products are not imported from behind the hillock.
    4. +4
      August 30 2023
      These are the enterprises that need to be destroyed, which still allow Ukraine to develop and produce such weapons. This is more dangerous than granaries.
    5. KCA
      0
      August 30 2023
      What kind of "Neptune", I suppose, as for the rest of the X series, the engines were made, and they had documentation, copied the X-35 and puffed out their cheeks, but how much did they manage to collect them? 1-2-3? So far, only one has flown, they have assembled 1 DBK, well, a little bit of missiles, and here it’s not just production, but also a modernized version, where will they assemble it, on the wreckage of Yuzhmash? If not everything is on the wreckage, let them start picking and assembling, more will arrive
    6. +6
      August 30 2023
      And where is our answer, you can somehow find out when we will have the funds for the drill, at least on any base, which is so difficult to make from the existing AFAR and install at least on the Tu-204 or Yak-40, 42, Ka-31, which are in the storerooms, I have no words, 1,5 years have passed and nothing has happened ...
      Well, make a balloon with a radar and tie it in dangerous directions am
    7. +2
      August 30 2023
      Any such rocket is a high-tech product, let’s say VERY HIGH-TECH, it didn’t just take off, fly and fall a couple of kilometers away, hitting something incomprehensible. And I do not believe that Ukraine has its own full production of such missiles. A single assembly from Western parts is possible, but not a full cycle.
    8. -1
      August 30 2023
      "It is alleged that Kyiv is now working on increasing the range of the new missile,"

      Who would doubt that.
      If we swallow a blow from "third countries and neutral waters" against the Pskov airport, Bendera's people will crawl out of their skin, something to reward us on the porch.
    9. 0
      August 31 2023
      The guidance system uses GPS with pre-entered coordinates, in the last section, the missile's infrared homing system searches for and locks on to a target based on a pre-loaded image. If the attacked object does not match the specified target, the missile stops the attack. At least that's what the Americans say.

      Automatic homing based on visual search and recognition is a complex and very expensive task that does not provide a high probability of being hit by a single missile. Today the US and its satellites have a much simpler solution. The missile, using GPS, approaches the target area and switches to FPV mode, after which the operator aims it at the target with high accuracy and reliability. In addition, artificial intelligence of a powerful stationary computing complex can be connected to such a scheme. And it all works great thanks to Starlink and Oneweb satellite internet, which we until recently greatly underestimated.

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