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Indonesia negotiates acquisition of Ukrainian RK-360MC Neptune coastal missile defense system.

| 2021

According to information published by the "Depot UA" website, Oleg Korostelov from the Ukrainian company Luch Design Bureau has announced that Indonesia negotiates the acquisition of RK-360MC "Neptune" a coastal missile dense system developed by Luch Design Bureau.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Ukrainian RK-360MC Neptune anti-ship missile during trial tests. (Picture source Ukroboronprom)

Indonesia could be the first foreign of the Ukrainian-made coastal missile defense system RK-360MC Neptune.

The RK-360MC Neptune is a cruise anti-ship missile that can be mounted on ships, land vehicles, or air launchers. The missile was unveiled for the first time to the public at the defense exhibition "Weapons and Security" in October 2015. The first system was delivered to the Ukrainian navy in March 2021.

According to military sources, the RK-360MC Neptune missile could be based on the Soviet-made anti-ship missile Kh-35. The missile has an inertial navigation system with active radar homing on the terminal stage of its flight.

The coastal missile defense system RK-360MC Neptune is based on the MAZ-543 high-mobility truck chassis but the launcher missile system can be fitted to other military truck chassis. The rear part of the truck is fitted with four container launchers, each carrying one missile. A typical Neptun coastal defense battery consists of 6 launcher vehicles with a total of 24 anti-ship missiles. Launcher vehicles can be located up to 25 km from the sea. It takes 15 minutes to prepare this coastal defense missile system for firing.

The RK-360MC Neptune missile has a maximum firing range of 280 km. It carries a High Explosive Fragmentation (HE-FRAG) warhead, which weighs around 145 kg. This missile should be efficient against vessels with a displacement of up to 5,000 tons, such as frigates and destroyers.

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