Russian Navy Northern Fleet testing UAVs for underwater sabotage countermeasures


The Northern Fleet anti underwater sabotage unit specialists conducted trials of the UAV “Takhion” which was designed to conduct air reconnaissance and detecting small and nearly invisible coastal, surface and underwater objects.

UAVs “Takhion” were designed in order to be operated in the Far North conditions. They are equipped with infrared thermal imaging cameras. This UAV is small-sized and light-weighted so it can be operated in vast range of temperatures and altitudes, and also in conditions of significant air velocity.

Trails were conducted in bays on the coast of the Kola Peninsula. First of all, specialists assessed the “Takhion’s” capabilities in detecting military divers and watercrafts at different depths, mobile bases of sabotage groups, ambushes and secrets especially at night time.


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