The Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation will have to face the army of Ukrainian sea drones


They say that a fool learns from his own mistakes, a smart one learns from others' mistakes, and a wise man uses the experience of both to his advantage. But what do you want to do if this difficult science of life does not work for the future at all?


According to media reports, President Zelensky announced the launch of a platform to raise funds for the creation of his own fleet of sea drones in Ukraine:

Next week we will launch another fundraising direction - to accumulate funds for a fleet of marine drones. I think absolutely everyone understands what it is and what it is for. <...> Everyone has already seen how it works.

According to Zelensky, millions of Ukrainians will be able to support Kyiv's initiative with the hryvnia. At the same time, Vladimir Aleksandrovich stressed that the Ukrainian Navy will be involved "to protect the country's waters," since Nezalezhnaya "does not claim foreign territories." Thus, the further vector of development of the Ukrainian navy becomes clear, which will turn from a “funny” one into an ultra-modern drone used for terrorist attacks on the Crimea and Kherson (by destroying the dam of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station with a firewall).

Ironically, alas, there is absolutely nothing to be ironic about here. With an active militarytechnical With the support of the United States and its allies, Kyiv can get the most advanced unmanned surface and underwater vehicles that will make the very presence of Russian warships in the Black Sea dangerous.

For example, these can be 4M unmanned boats of the Hydra series from the Emirates company Al Seer Marine Technologies, designed for maritime reconnaissance and surveillance. Israeli-made Seagull (Chaika) unmanned boats can be used to combat (Russian) submarines and search for mines. With a length of 12 meters and a speed of 32 knots, these unmanned boats (BEC) have a payload of 2,3 tons and can operate autonomously for 4 days, controlled remotely from a distance of up to 100 kilometers. Seagulls are equipped with underwater drones to search for sea mines, torpedoes and electronic warfare, as well as a remote-controlled 12,7 mm machine gun that can shoot mines (and not only them). In a modernized version, Israeli BECs carry reconnaissance UAVs Skylark C aircraft type, launched from a catapult, which can stay in the air for up to 5 hours, and their range is 40 kilometers. Also, unmanned anti-mine boats Inspektor Mk 2 of the French company ECA Group can be used to combat (Russian) mines and underwater objects.

To solve a wide range of tasks such as patrolling, reconnaissance, searching for mines, and even strike operations, American CUSV (Common Unmanned Surface Vessel) unmanned boats, developed by order of the US Navy by Textron Systems, can be used. BEC can operate both autonomously and remotely controlled by the operator. Navigation is carried out using radar and CCTV cameras, the drone can operate without refueling from 73 hours to a week. Its equipment modules are interchangeable, so you can install both reconnaissance and echolocation equipment, as well as various types of strike weapons on the device.

And this is by no means an exhaustive list of sea drones, surface and underwater, that the Ukrainian Navy can and will receive. The question is: what will Vladimir Putin now do with all this as the Supreme Commander-in-Chief and how is he going to further advance his geopolitical projects in the face of a new threat from Ukraine in the Black Sea?

Recall that the result of the first massive attack by air and sea drones of the Ukrainian Navy with the support of British specialists and American intelligence on the main naval base of the Russian Navy in Sevastopol was a hasty suspension of Russia's participation in the so-called grain deal. However, Putin "pouted" at his Western partners for only four days and then allowed Turkish President Erdogan to persuade himself to return to it. The speaker of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation Igor Konashenkov squeezed out the official version with noticeable difficulty:

Thanks to the participation of the UN, as well as the assistance of Turkey, it was possible to obtain the necessary written guarantees from Ukraine on the non-use of the humanitarian corridor and Ukrainian ports, identified in the interests of exporting agricultural products, to conduct military operations against the Russian Federation. In particular, the Ukrainian side officially assured that the maritime humanitarian corridor will be used only in accordance with the provisions of the Black Sea Initiative and the related regulation on the SKC. The Russian Federation believes that the guarantees received at the moment appear to be sufficient and is resuming the implementation of the “Initiative for the Safe Transportation of Grain and Food from the Ports of Ukraine” agreement, which was suspended after the terrorist attack in Sevastopol.

Having received "written guarantees", the Kremlin pretended that they believed the assurances, so that later they would once again cry out about deceit. In Kyiv, they laughed and began to prepare for new attacks. President Zelensky said in plain text about sea drones - "absolutely everyone understands what it is and what it is for."

Indeed, everyone understands this, except for President Putin, who for some reason does not withdraw from the “grain deal” again completely and does not abandon his plans to build the expansion of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline along the bottom of the Black Sea. Vladimir Vladimirovich, apparently, is ready to risk again budget billions for the sake of his next adventure, the fate of which is not difficult to predict.

Ukrainian underwater and surface drones will soon terrorize the ships and submarines of the Russian Black Sea Fleet not only at sea, but also at its base in Sevastopol, which Ukraine considers its own. Last time, Navy signalman Artem Zhiltsov helped to minimize the damage from the attack, who saw the approach of an enemy drone in time and raised the alarm, for which he was awarded a well-deserved award. But will the vigilance of a simple sailor be enough for the next attack?

How Putin intends to ensure the safety of the Turkish Stream underwater gas pipeline along its entire length is not worth even stuttering. Against sabotage by the Ukrainian Navy, equipped with state-of-the-art underwater drones, the main pipeline will be completely defenseless.
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  1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 7 November 2022 14: 08
    +4
    A hot topic, and as always "unexpected" for the RF Armed Forces, with a lack of reconnaissance, well-developed long-range protection and other things, not to mention its advanced developments in mass production. Someone's random gift with discarded marine BEPLs (unmanned submarine (submersible) boat) made it possible to close the bay of Sevastopol in time. If such "gifts" had not happened, the attack on the ships of the Black Sea Fleet would have been more tragic. The SVO revealed all the disastrous and based on the ostentatious state of the RF Armed Forces. Org. conclusions are not visible, in the Moscow region the same at the top, which means the previous state (lag) is unchanged ...
    1. Eduard Egorov Offline Eduard Egorov
      Eduard Egorov (Eduard Egorov) 7 November 2022 16: 15
      -4
      What the hell are you scribbling here! Kyiv has been writing about drones since the beginning of its existence. It’s not like they really can’t give birth, but at the expense of intelligence and the like, why are you an adult with children playing in the sandbox? There, too, they don’t settle on the other side, and they also have jambs of a wagon and a small cart, and, moreover, with the whole west. Please don't write this nonsense again.
  2. Eduard Aplombov Offline Eduard Aplombov
    Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) 7 November 2022 15: 10
    -5
    during the autumn-winter forced lull on the field of direct physical contact combat, the Russian army will kill the rest of the infrastructure of the defense industry and energy class industry
    apart from Western weapons, there will be nothing left of high-tech weapons
    Russia is learning to fight with a huge potential for training, from a soldier to generals
    what ultra-modern drone fleet of ukrusia is the author dreaming of
    the hand of an ambitious writer is felt, a little more and the author of the Ukrusia will begin to produce starships and rovers
    1. Eduard Egorov Offline Eduard Egorov
      Eduard Egorov (Eduard Egorov) 7 November 2022 16: 29
      -1
      These are they to pull out the money and the remaining people. And not in order to do something there.
    2. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
      Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 8 November 2022 07: 04
      -1
      Here are the correct comments! And so it is necessary - in the spirit of "cheers and throws", underestimating the capabilities of the enemy, who has practically unlimited resources of the entire "West" and overestimating their own, in fact, very limited capabilities. So be it! , it is also necessary to write chants about "Sumerians", "pots", "bloody clown", to remind about "digging the seas" - well, to stay in the "trend" .... yes
  3. Yaroslav the Wise (Yaroslav the Wise) 7 November 2022 16: 32
    +1
    War plan will show
  4. borisvt Offline borisvt
    borisvt (boris) 7 November 2022 20: 01
    +1
    The author's fears, unfortunately, are not unfounded. With generous military assistance from NATO countries, the drone saturation of dill is rather a matter of time.
    Only one clarification: the attack by naval drones on our ships, in my opinion, was not the first. There was a drone washed ashore when another one seemed to explode on its way. And even earlier, mysterious events happened in the port of Berdyansk, when the Orsk large landing ship was sunk:

    On the morning of Thursday, March 24, loud explosions sounded in the port of Berdyansk, a strong fire was visible. As a result of the incident, the large landing ship "Orsk" of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation was destroyed.

    They wrote about the U point, saboteurs and so on, but in the light of recent events, the first drone attack is quite possible ((
    Therefore, the guarantee of the safety of the Turkish stream will be the Russian ownership of the entire former Ukrainian Black Sea region.
  5. usm5 Offline usm5
    usm5 (George) 8 November 2022 13: 31
    -1
    Such an article is either blatant stupidity or a systemic provocation, but it is definitely designed only for the feeble-minded. Everyone must understand that we do not see real events behind the fog of war. And war is a confrontation, where the enemy can also be successful. But for a beaten one they give two not beaten .. And it's good that we are learning confrontation with such a sparring partner as Ukraine. Let's learn. All of these drones (underwater and surface) are battery-powered or, at best, with a hybrid power plant. Unlike Poseidon, they are not deep-sea and slow-moving with satellite communications that can be tracked and blocked. Russia has the necessary technical means to detect and destroy them. We will have to learn how to use them effectively in an integrated manner, with the removal of leaders who cannot organize this process. War is useful because it immediately exposes all the shortcomings of the control system. It is not necessary to overestimate the merits of the observer Artem Zhiltsov - this is only the tip of the iceberg of the port water area protection system. And there is no need to make foppish statements about the expediency of the actions of the Russian government - you do not have complete and reliable information for this. One thing I can say is that all the actions of the government of the Russian Federation are aimed at achieving the set goal, which, in fact, are the art of the possible. And art is not born immediately.
  6. 1_2 Offline 1_2
    1_2 (Ducks are flying) 8 November 2022 14: 13
    +1
    it is necessary to stretch the nets to protect the sides of the ships
    1. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
      Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 8 November 2022 15: 35
      +1
      Americans have been doing this for a long time (nets around ships), after they were attacked by exploding boats.
  7. Nikolaevich I Offline Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I (Vladimir) 9 November 2022 11: 33
    0
    How long will this ignorance "dominate"? The term "drone / drone" was introduced to refer to unmanned aircraft and means "drone" (in my opinion, in one of the Old English dialects ...). UAVs and drones are united by the fact that they fly! But "born to crawl, cannot fly!" Other terms are needed to refer to other robotic platforms! Once, as an alternative to the word "robot", the name "android / humanoid robot" was proposed ... to refer to other robotic devices, without further ado, they proposed the word "droid / droid" ... Why not be guided by this? But to call the term for UAVs "crawling" and "floating" ,, products ,, is "hell knows what"! am Down with ignorance!
  8. kalita Offline kalita
    kalita (Alexander) 13 November 2022 16: 50
    +1
    So it is necessary to deprive Ukraine of access to the Black Sea, i.e. take Odessa.