Missile shot down over Feodosia flew 460 kilometers

The tactical cruise missile "Grom-2" was used to strike at the Crimea.

Ukraine tried to attack objects in Crimea with the help of the Grom-2 operational-tactical complex. According to current data, the missile was launched from the Tuzla test site, located in the Odessa region on the Black Sea coast.

The Russian air defense successfully coped with the task and destroyed the missile during the flight. Rocket fragments fell on the territory of the settlement, but did not harm residents and buildings.

Western experts believe that progress in the project of Ukrainian designers could be achieved only with the help of the West. At the same time, the Grom-2 OTRK supposedly integrated ready-made technological solutions and equipment, leaving perhaps only the warhead from Ukrainian developments. At the same time, it is assumed that the attempt to use Grom-2 may be related to the need for the Ukrainian leadership to demonstrate its readiness to resist Russia, including the use of the latest military technologies. However, despite this, the Kyiv authorities are faced with the problem that the creation of their own military systems and complexes requires large financial and technical resources.

However, given the location of the missile launch, the latter covered a distance of 460 kilometers, apparently flying over most of the Crimea. This now raises very serious concerns that such strikes could be carried out regularly by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as missiles appear, which, as previously reported, are being produced in neighboring Poland.

The first report on the use of "Grom-2" was made by the Russian Ministry of Defense on March 30, while it was stated that the missile was successfully hit by Russian air defense systems.

OTRK "Grom-2" was developed by Ukrainian designers for 30 years, starting from the 1990s. The Russian Iskander-M OTRK was used as a model for creating the complex, but Western equipment was also involved. At the initial stages of research, in the early 2000s, Saudi Arabia paid for the work, however, the project was stopped due to problems in its implementation. The main difficulties in creating the complex are related to the need to solve problems beyond the strength of the Ukrainian defense industry, such as creating a new solid-fuel engine and equipping the complex with new navigation and communication tools.


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