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Oleg Korostelev, General Director of the Ukrainian Luch design bureau, spoke about the tactical use of the ZhK-360Mts Neptune coastal missile system and described a possible scenario for using the R-360 cruise missile. He said this in an interview with the YouTube channel “Security Talks”.
The head of the “Ray” noted that it is planned to use up to three missiles on different types of ships. Moreover, to destroy one missile, the ship’s anti-missile systems will require about 20 seconds of continuous operation, after which the ship becomes “bare”.
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“If the next missile goes within 30 seconds – minutes, then defending against it is problematic,” he said.
Korostelev emphasized that a direct hit by a cruise missile, weighing 150 kg, would entail “very great damage.”