According to the contract, the Ukrainian MoD will receive enough missiles and command and control, mobile launcher, reloader and transport vehicles to equip a first division. The Neptune missile system was formally adopted by the Ukrainian Armed Forces on August 23, 2020.
Neptune anti-ship system is equipped with cruise missiles capable of reaching target at distance of up to 300 km. The rocket is powered by starting and main engines. The MS-400 main turbojet engine is manufactured in Ukraine by Motor Sich.
The homing head for the missile, “which has ultra-high viewing angles and is able to detect and capture the target at a distance of up to 50 km“, was developed by the Ukrainian company Radionics.
According to open sources, one complete Neptune division should normally include six USPU-360 launchers with 24 R-360 anti-ship missiles, and the corresponding number (six of each) of reloader vehicles (TZM-360) and transport vehicles (TM-360).
The R-360 missile weighs 870 kg; the weight of its warhead is 150 kg; its launch range is up to 280 km and its speed is about 900 km/h. It is able to get at a height of from 3 m to 10 m above the surface. The complex can simultaneously launch up to 24 missiles, i.e. a full salvo of 6 launchers, with an interval of launches in a salvo being from 3 to 5 seconds.