Ukrαine’s Small Combat Drone “The Punisher” Massive Αttαck On Convoy Russiα Military – (VIDEO INSIDE)
Ukrαine is using a small, nimble, and re-deployable drone to carry out scores of successful missions against the Russiαn onslaught, Business Insider reported. Owing to their size, these drones can travel long distances without being detected and are wreaking havoc behind Russiαn lines
In the modern age of wαrfare, it is hardly a surprise that drones are being used in conflict. What was surprising though was the Ukrαiniαn military’s recent call for drone hobbyists to donate their drones to the cause. It is unlikely that the Ukrαiniαn military has plans of arming these drones to be used in combat but they would serve as excellent decoys for combat drones that have been working extremely well so far
Ukrαine military deploys veteran-made drones
According to multiple news reports, the Ukrαine military has deployed The Punisher drones for the current conflict. The drone has a wingspan of 7.5 feet and has an endurance of a few hours when flying at 1,300 feet. Its flight is largely automatic since all the drone needs are the coordinates of its target to fly. Once airborne, the drone needs its companion drone, called Spectre, that does the reconnaissance work and helps in identifying stationary targets for The Punisher. The latter can stɾιke either by deploying its whole payload of over six pounds of explosives in one go or at three different targets.
The Punisher’s role in combat
Although the details of its deployment remain classified, according to Business Insider, The Punisher has carried out over 60 successful missions so far in the current conflict. With abilities to fly up to 30 miles behind enemy lines, Ukrαiniαn forces have used the drone to αttαck supply lines of the Russiαn troops, blasting petrol train convoys, while also being capable of targeting ammunition stocks as well as electronic wαrfare systems.
Interestingly, the drone has been designed and developed by UA Dynamics, a company launched by veterans who fought Russiαns during the Crimean annexation. With this drone, the Ukrαiniαn forces have the ability to stɾιke deep within Russiαn lines without risking their troops which also includes civilian conscripts. Apart from its own combat drone, Ukrαiniαn forces also have access to about 20 highly acclaimed Turkish drones, Bayraktar TB2, Business Insider reported. Ukrαine would have also benefitted from the deployment of its all-terrain drone, Peacekeeper, that passed factory tests just a few months ago. Currently, the company receives many orders for its complexes from both the Armed Forces of Ukrαine and the National Guard. Such demand is several times greater than the manufacturing capabilities of the developers. The director of UA Dynamics says the team is trying to significantly increase its production capacity. For this, specialists literally spend the night at their workplaces in order to speed up this process as much as possible. Maxym is constantly looking for sponsors in order to be able to order and receive components for drones in the required quantity. All devices are assembled with funds received from Western partners, volunteer and charitable foundations, and are handed over to our military free of charge. So far, the project is not funded by the state. Therefore, anyone who wants the Punisher complexes to work at the frontlines as soon as possible can contribute via the link and support the company’s initiative.