Russia Destroys Ukrainian Magura Unmanned Surface Vessel with FPV Drone | Aviation

Screengrab of the video footage from the quadcopter UAV seconds before it strikes the Magura V5 USV. (Image credit: Telegram).

This is possibly the first documented case of a strike with an FPV drone targeting an unmanned surface vehicle.

May 30, 2024 saw back to back Russian and Ukrainian losses in the Black Sea: Kyiv lost a Magura V5 kamikaze drone boat, then, later in the same day, other Magura USVs destroyed two Russian vessels in Crimea. But the Ukrainian loss was interesting and rare, as it was first documented destruction of a USV (Unmanned Surface Vessel) with a kamikaze UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle).

Russia has long suffered under menacing Ukrainian USV strikes in the Black Sea and around the Sevastopol naval harbor. It has managed to destroy many USVs, but at a disadvantageous cost-to-benefit ratio, as it employed larger and heavier platforms like missile boats, corvettes, Kamov Ka-27 helicopters and even strafing runs by Su-30 and MiG-29 fighters.

The introduction of the UAV implies Russia has either used one of the many quadcopter loitering attack drones its academia and private technology sector have developed over the last two years responding to demand on the frontline, or has developed a fresh one.

Unmanned Kamikaze Boat, Destroyed by Unmanned Kamikaze Aircraft

The video, that went around on several Russian and Ukrainian Telegram groups, showed what…

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