KYIV, April 9 – First tests of the "Grim-2" ("Thunder-2") tactical missile system within the framework of military technical cooperation with Saudi Arabia are scheduled for 2019, Ukrainian Defense Ministry advisor Yuriy Biriukov has said. The land-to-air missile system has a range of up to 300 kilometers.
Biriukov said on his Facebook page that Russian media over the past several days were upset about the successful test of the anti-ship "Neptun" ("Neptune") cruise missile system, which was designed by the Kyiv-based Luch Design Bureau. That missile system has a range of up 300 kilometers. He said Russians a year ago were surprised by Ukraine's new artillery rocket system "Vilkha" ("Alder") with a range of 120 kilometers.