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 Dron marítimo Magura V5 infographic
El gráfico muestra las especificaciones del dron Magura V5 y los barcos rusos hundidos por drones marítimos.
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Ucrania aumenta el uso de drones “kamikaze”

By Jordi Bou

March 14, 2024 - Kiev está aumentado los ataques contra buques de guerra rusos con eluso de drones marítimos, de producción local, que han debilitado la capacidad naval de Moscú en el Mar Negro.

The Magura V5, named after a Slavic goddess of war, has a range is 800km, so it can easily reach the Crimean peninsula and even the Russian coastline. It can allegedly carry 350kg of payload, enough to sink a warship.

The Magura drone can sail up to 78km/h. Thanks to its speed and size – 5.5m long – it's hard to spot, especially among the waves at night.

The hydrodynamic hull and sleek profile allow the drone to move secretly, making it easy to launch from any remote location.

There is another advantage of the Magura. They do not require a complex infrastructure to launch. The control panel of this marine drone looks quite compact, no larger than a modern laptop.

Sea drones are proving difficult to stop, specially when launched as swarm to overwhelm the ship's defences.

In the latest reported strike, Ukrainian naval drones attacked the Sergei Kotov patrol ship near the Kerch Strait, according to the Ukraine's military intelligence agency.

In February, drones sank Russia's Caesar Kunikov amphibious landing ship and Ivanovets missile corvette.

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PUBLISHED: 14/03/2024; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Ministry of Defence of Ukraine
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