The first Ukrainian-made naval drone, the fundraising for which was launched by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday, November 11, will be named “Kherson” in honor of the city’s liberation from Russian invaders.
This was announced in Telegram by the Minister of Digital Transformation, Mykhailo Fedorov.
“Russia launches every fifth missile from ships. It is important to protect Ukrainian cities and water areas as much as possible from shelling. That is why we are collecting funds for 100 marine drones of Ukrainian production. They can significantly change the situation in the waters of the Black Sea. hundreds of millions of dollars”– wrote Fedorov.
For today, November 11, money is planned to be collected for 10 drones, that is 100 million. You can donate money through the UNITED24 fundraising platform.
Naval drones are a secret Ukrainian development. The price of one device includes a drone equipped with an autopilot system, video subsystems, including night vision, special communication protected from the influence of enemy radio-electronic means, spare communication modules and a combat unit. As well as a ground autonomous control station, a transport and storage system, a data processing center.
Separately, Fedorov hinted at “several surprises” for the enemy coming with the drone.
According to him, the funds for the first water drone were collected in less than two hours.
We will remind you that at the end of October, Ukraine attacked the base of warships in Sevastopol with drones. The flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet “Admiral Makarov” and two other ships were hit. The aggressor country then lost its undisputed advantage by sea.
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