“The main task of these drones will be to protect the waters of the Ukrainian seas, as well as peaceful cities, from Russian warships and cruise missiles. The fleet will also help clear corridors for civilian ships transporting grain to the rest of the world,” the Ukrainian government announced. The drones are only there to defend the sea area. “We don’t claim anything that doesn’t belong to us,” said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.


“Contribute to the formation of the world’s first fleet of drones,” says the crowdfunding platform United24. In addition to the technical data, photos and a video of the new weapon can also be seen. The drones are five and a half meters long, weigh around one tonne, can operate autonomously for up to 60 hours and can reach a maximum speed of 80 km/h. The radius of action is given as 400 kilometers.

Up to three streams in HD resolution are used for video transmission. 256-bit encryption should be used for communication. The unit price is given as 250,000 US dollars. Anyone who donates the entire amount can give their drone a name.