September 06, 2022

Drone Boats Are Joining the Ukraine War. But Will They Matter?

Source: SandBoxx

Journalist: Hope Hodge Seck

Samuel Bendett, a member of the Center for Naval Analyses’ Russia Studies Program and an adjunct fellow at the Center for a New American Security, is curious to see whether Ukraine’s use of unmanned vessels will prompt Russia to reveal its own maritime drone platforms, including those that have only been rumored to exist up until now.

“The sinking of the Moskva cruiser may have sobered up the Russians to the challenges they are facing in the maritime domain, specifically considering that Ukrainians have a lot of missiles, a lot of weapons and systems that can reach the Russians,” Bendett told Sandboxx News, referring to Ukraine’s April 14 sinking of the Russian Navy’s Black Sea flagship, which had been left largely undefended east of Ukraine’s Snake Island.

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  • Samuel Bendett

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Samuel Bendett is an Adviser with CNA Strategy, Policy, Plans and Programs Center (SP3), where he is a member of the Russia Studies Program. His work involves research on the ...