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Kyrylo Budanov: We Will See Complete Dominance of Unmanned Ships over Conventional Warships

May 25, 2024
Kyrylo Budanov: We Will See Complete Dominance of Unmanned Ships over Conventional Warships

Chief of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine Kyrylo Budanov described the results of the employment of unmanned offshore strike platforms and told about the prospects for their development during the United24 forum.

The Head of Ukraine’s military intelligence expressed gratitude to all participants of the United24 charity initiative for their assistance and support in the development of the newest types of weapons.

“This equipment works – this is the most important thing. It produces results. People who work on this equipment produce results. A third of the destroyed combat potential of the russian black sea fleet is the most decent indicator. And all of this is thanks to the work of each of you – without you, it would not have happened. I want to thank you once again for that,” Budanov said.

According to the Ukrainian intelligence chief, robotic offshore platforms are being improved. In particular, they are being fitted with systems for hitting small surface and air targets, as well as striking at the coasts.

“The systems are being modernized. Technologies are being mastered. New technologies are emerging. Over time, we will probably see the complete dominance of unmanned vessels over conventional warships. At least in closed or semi-closed waters, such as the Black Sea, the Mediterranean, etc. This is definitely the way forward,” Budanov said.

As a reminder, operators from the DIU’s special unit ‘Group 13’, using strike maritime drones Magura V5, destroyed the reconnaissance ship ‘ivan khurs’, landing ships ‘akula’ and ‘serna’, missile ship ‘ivanoviets’, large landing ship ‘tsezar kunikov’, and russian black sea fleet patrol ship ‘siergiei kotov’.