The drones are ready for combat.
Ukraine has a secret base with a fleet of maritime drones on the Dnipro River. The explosives in them are enough to destroy the occupiers' entire Black Sea fleet. This was reported in The Times.
The Times journalist admits to the idea that this technique can change the situation in the Black Sea, as cheap and quickly manufactured Ukrainian drones show the vulnerability of enemy ships.
Ukraine's Main Intelligence Directorate told reporters that three types of drones are stored at the base, namely GSD drones, maritime drones and kamikaze drones. All are ready and waiting to be released for combat missions.
How Ukraine attacks with maritime drones
The commander of the unmanned fleet with the call sign "13" told how he managed to eliminate two targets in the Black Sea, in Crimea, with the help of these very drones on 10 November. According to the commander, the drones bypassed anti-submarine nets at dawn, entered the harbour and found the right angle of attack, despite the fact that the occupying forces opened fire on them.
"They knew we were coming, but there was nothing they could do about it. The joy was unbelievable. My goal in life was to sink a Russian ship, and we sank two of them at once. As far as I know, no one has ever done that before. Now we have a new goal - to sink something bigger," he told 13.
The commander also said that all attacks on the fleet are the work of a team of GUR operators, and that naval drones are extremely effective weapons, especially when compared to the cost of destroying ships.
Black Sea Fleet
As a reminder, the AFU's naval drones are quite effective. Every third one of them is a problem for the Russian occupiers, who lose their ships for a long time. Ukraine has quite a number of such weapons. This was stated by the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defence, Kyrylo Budanov.
So far, the Russian Navy has suffered a number of serious losses, including the destruction of 15 enemy ships and damage to another 12. A representative of the AFU Navy, Captain 3rd rank Dmytro Pletenchuk, said this on air during the telethon.