In general, maritime drones of the Security Service “minus” six Russian ships in 2023 alone.
The Ukrainian Security Service showed for the first time the drones that make up the Ukrainian naval drone fleet. This is discussed in the exclusive TSN material published on Sunday, December 24.
We are talking about three marine drones: Sea Baby, “Magura V5” and “Kozak Mamai”.
Drone Sea Baby
This development of the SBU, a multi-purpose platform on which various weapons can be mounted, blew up the Crimean Bridge on July 17.
According to the head of the SBU, the prototype for the creation of a military sea surface drone of the Sea Baby type was the Cossack boat “Chaika”. It was quite compact compared to enemy ships, and due to this it successfully maneuvered between them, and even then was used to successfully carry out certain naval combat missions.
“By the way, if you look at Sea Baby, our sea surface drone, then when it goes on glide, that is, it moves quickly along the surface of the water mirror, at that moment it is very similar to the Cossack boat “Chaika”. Our glorious ancestors, they are us constantly inspire, and we feel that corresponding genetic connection,” said Vasily Malyuk.
Magura V5 maritime drone
The main maritime unmanned platform of the GUR MO, which sank two landing boats in the Crimean village of Chernomorskoye on November 10 while loading a BTR-82 onto one of them, which influenced the decision to move the fleet to Novorossiysk. According to developers from the state-owned enterprise SpetsTechnoExport, it is intended for reconnaissance, patrol, search and rescue, and combat missions.
Features of the Magura V5 drone
- length – 5500 mm or 5.5 m;
- width – 1500 mm or 1.5 m;
- height above the waterline – 500 mm;
- cruising speed – 22 knots;
- maximum speed – 42 knots;
- range – 450 nautical miles (approximately 833 km);
- payload – 320 kg;
- communication – Mesh radio with an air repeater or satellite communication.
Another important feature of the Magura V5 is its versatility. The boat is capable of not only destroying enemy targets or ships, but also conducting reconnaissance and patrolling the sea at a distance of up to 800 km. The kamikaze boat can be controlled by only a few people, or rather, one person controls it, and several assistants lower and prepare the Magura V5 for operation.
Marine drone “Kozak Mamai”
SBU officers showed this drone for the first time. It was this drone that hit the Russian ship Olenegorsky Gornyak and the military tanker SIG on August 5, which showed that Ukraine can reach Novorossiysk with its weapons.
“Mamai” is now the fastest object in the Black Sea and can accelerate to 110 km/h.
“This is not just a naval drone, but a multi-purpose platform that is being effectively used today,” head of the Security Service of Ukraine Vasily Malyuk said in a comment to reporters.
Let us remember that a little earlier the NYT showed which versions of Magura drones the Ukrainian Armed Forces have. The media wrote that the use of maritime drones by the Ukrainian Defense Forces points the way forward to Ukraine’s victory over Russia.
We also wrote that the Russian Federation assembled a model of the Ukrainian SeaBaby drone. The enemy assembled a “conditionally working” model of a Ukrainian naval drone from the remains of several devices that were found at the site of the attacks. The occupiers are studying and reprogramming the UAV in laboratory conditions, journalists said.