Ukraine tests new missile Oskol
State tests of the unguided 80mm aircraft missile Oskol were conducted at the Chernihiv firing ground on Monday, August 20, Ukrainian Military TV operator Oleksandr Shtupun has said on Facebook.
"The tests were held at the firing ground of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Chernihiv. Almost 300 RS-80 Oskol missiles were fired from a Mi-8 helicopter," reads the statement.
According to Acting Head of the State Research Institute for Testing and Certification of Arms and Military Equipment Volodymyr Bashynsky, who was quoted by Shtupun, the RS-80 Oskol is a fully domestic development, and all of its components were made in Ukraine.
Shtupun noted that the tactical and technical characteristics of these aircraft missiles and the possibility of using this type of weapons from Mi-8 helicopters had been confirmed during three-day trials.
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