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Which Ukrainian drone destroyed the most Russian ships: research

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jul10,2024

Which Ukrainian drone destroyed the most Russian ships : research

Polish research scientists concluded that the Ukrainian Magura V5 destroyed the most ships of the Russians during the period of the full-scale war. They published the results of a study of the most effective maritime drones.

This is evidenced by the data of the Polish scientific journal “Political Science and Security Studies Journal”.

In particular, the authors of the study analyzed the impact of the use of unmanned maritime drones on the security situation in the Black Sea region and identified the most effective maritime drone.

According to these data, in the Russian-Ukrainian war, Ukrainian naval drones hit 22 warships, eight of which were destroyed . Among them, the Mykola and Mamai drones hit two ships each, Sea Baby — four ships, Magura V5 — 14 ships, eight of which are completely destroyed.

Researchers relied on open sources. The following Ukrainian and Russian naval drones came into view: “Mykola”, Magura V5, “Mamai”, Sea Baby, “Toloka TLK-150”, “Marichka” — of Ukrainian production, as well as the only known naval drone of the Russians so far — “Dandelion”.

Magura V5 (Maritime Autonomous Guard Unmanned Robotic Apparatus) — is a Ukrainian unmanned surface drone used for reconnaissance and destruction of enemy targets. It is known that this drone is used by the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, in particular, the special unit “Group13”.

The Magura V5 is the world's first maritime drone that has been proven to completely destroy targets in combat. Among those confirmed and officially recognized by Ukrainian military intelligence are the following:

  • reconnaissance ship “Ivan Khurs” (damaged on May 24, 2023);
  • patrol ship “Sergei Kotov” (damaged twice — July 24 and September 13, 2023);
  • landing craft “D-144 Serna” (sunk on November 11, 2023 with “BTR-82” on board);
  • landing craft “D-295 Akula” (sunk on November 11, 2023);
  • missile craft “Ivanovets” (sunk on February 1, 2024);
  • large landing ship “Cesar Kunikov” (sunk on February 14, 2024);
  • patrol ship “Sergei Kotov” (sunk on March 5, 2024 together with the Ka-29 helicopter);
  • two special purpose speed boats ” RIF-75″ (destroyed on May 6, 2024).

In addition, during a large-scale attack on KS-701 “Tuna” boats on May 30 of this year, three such vessels were damaged by drones, and one destroyed.

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 1-800-268-7116

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