Russian Firm Developing Underwater Drone Killer

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  • 01:18 PM, June 1, 2020
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Russian Firm Developing Underwater Drone Killer
Undersea drone killer in development. Screenshot from video

An autonomous underwater vehicle that can destroy below-surface drones and mines is being developed by a Russian firm, Region.

The drone can be armed with various projectiles to destroy different types of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) such as attack and reconnaissance drones and even undersea mines.

A peak into the development has been captured by tvzvezda, the official TV channel of the Russian MoD.

The drone killer will have a nose and a pressurized compartment where all of its controls are located, a tail with an engine inside, and a robot armed with special pistol.

“These are ready-made elements that can be used in the development of new products. In the drawing, changing the parts takes about five minutes, in reality it will take a little more - about 15 minutes,” said Roman Korolkov, Lead Design Engineer of the Region.

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