The secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine, Oleksandr Turchynov, has said Ukraine tested the Vilkha missile system in Odesa Region on 10 April. According to Turchynov, the current tests are "the final stage of a large-scale project of Ukrainian scientists, designers and manufacturers", the NSDC's press service has said, according to UNIAN."Thanks to the efforts of all those who worked on this project, we have received a powerful missile weapon, which is better than the Russian Smerch by all odds," he said.
Turchynov said the tests would go through several stages, during which the customer will check all the tactical and technical characteristics of missiles for compliance with the parameters set. He explained that the missiles would be launched in full combat equipment at predefined targets.