Russia's defense industry seeks to close the gap with Ukraine in the development of unmanned unilateral surface vehicles, British intelligence reports.
"On November 27, 2023, Mikhail Danilenko, the head of the Russian firm KMZ (Kingisepp Machine-Building Plant), announced that their surface attack drones would be tested in a "special military operation" with the aim of establishing mass production in 2024... Danilenko said that the vessel can carry ammunition weighing up to 600 kg," reads a report published on the UK Ministry of Defense's social network X.
British intelligence notes that modern types of ships resembling speedboats filled with explosives have become a key capability at sea in the hands of Ukrainian forces after the full-scale invasion of Russia.
Latest Defence Intelligence update on the situation in Ukraine – 1 December 2023.— Ministry of Defence (@DefenceHQ) December 1, 2023
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