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Response to “Lancets”: at Eurosatory 2024, Ukraine presented the Bulava drone

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun25,2024

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The Ukrainian drone is capable of hitting targets at a distance of up to 60 kilometers. At the same time, the device is equipped with a powerful thermobaric warhead weighing 3.6 kg.

At the international arms exhibition Eurosatory 2024, which is held in Paris, Ukraine demonstrated its newest kamikaze drone called Bulava. This UAV from the Ukrainian-Czech company OAK is the answer to the Russian Lancet. This was reported by Army Recognition analysts on June 25.

The drone is designed to perform various tasks, such as target reconnaissance, high-precision strikes, and the destruction of ammunition depots and fortified points.

The capabilities of the drone

The Bulava UAV is characterized by an X-shaped design and a powerful thermobaric warhead weighing 3.6 kg. It is capable of hitting targets at a distance of up to 60 kilometers. At the same time, the wingspan is 1.6 meters, and the length of the fuselage — 1.5 meters.

“Mace” weighs 11 kg and can reach a maximum flight height of 2000 meters. The device is driven by an electric motor, which allows it to reach a speed of up to 100 km/h and stay in the air for more than 50 minutes.

The drone is equipped with a communication module with an encrypted channel and an active CRPA antenna, which makes it resistant to electronic warfare. The use of MESH technology enables the transmission of data through the repeater drone, increasing its effectiveness on the battlefield.

The drone can be controlled by the operator or via satellite coordinates. In addition, “Bulava” can work in tandem with another drone presented at Eurosatory 2024, — “Stork”.

Among the advantages of the drone — equipping an optical station with day and night thermal imaging channels for targeting. Detection and tracking of the target can be carried out by the operator or with the help of a machine vision system, which makes it possible to deliver high-precision strikes even in conditions of poor visibility.

“Bulava drones have been successfully used to destroy Russian military equipment, including anti-aircraft S60 artillery systems, T-72 tanks and other armored vehicles, which emphasizes their fundamentally new potential in modern military operations,” — observers concluded.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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