Unmanned underwater vehicles are being developed in Ukraine
The Ukrainian defense industry is developing unmanned underwater vehicles.
Militarnyi reports on this.
Several versions of UUVs are being developed. One of the prototypes was already presented at the Brave1 exhibition.
The operational range of this underwater drone should be 2000 kilometers.
In the case of jamming, the vehicle is capable of identifying the jamming zone.
It is stated that the vehicle can stay in standby mode for up to 3 months.
The device would automatically scan the area with a 3D sonar, hydrophone, and camera.
This will allow mapping minefields for demining operations.
The guidance system uses GPS or operates using an inertial navigation system in the absence of GPS (underwater) or during jamming.
The UUV identifies targets using video cameras and thermal imaging cameras and visually using a neural network.
The guidance system includes a passive sonar responsible for the identification and direction finding of underwater and surface objects using a hydrophone system.
Ultrasonic sonars (active sonication) at a close range are also included, which allows direction finding and object size identification.
In total, three UUV versions are being developed: TLK 1000 (4 to 12 meters), TLK 400 (4 to 6 meters), and TLK 150 (2.5 meters).
The TLK 150 will be equipped with an electric propulsion system, will have an operational range of 100 km, and will be able to carry up to 20-50 kg of explosives.
The TLK 400 will receive 500 kg of explosives and a range of 1200 kilometers.
And a 4 to 12-meter TLK 1000 UUV with a range of 2000 kilometers will be able to carry up to 5000 kg of explosives.
In March, volunteers presented a new version of the Ukrainian military naval drone.
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