The British Navy provides the troops with training on underwater drones, which are referred to as “mine hunters”. According to the plan, they will get six of this kind when the training is completed.
Russia has closed the waters off Ukraine since the beginning of the war, and the region is unclear. Mine may have been laid by both parties.
Drones can detect these quickly.
– With these, the Ukrainians will be able to clear the roads from their ports very efficiently, explains Admiral Alan West Sky News.
He refers to the contribution as a “game-changing agent” in the conflict.
– It’s urgent
Ukraine is one of the world’s largest grain exporters, but the Russian invasion brought it to a standstill. About 20 million tons of grain from last year’s season are now stored in the country, and they are not allowed to send it.
This has contributed to an increase in food prices around the world, and Particularly affected countries are in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, where millions of people are on the brink of famine.
West says it is necessary to get exports back on their feet, now that massive global pressure has built up.
– He notes that there is not only demand for cereals, but also vegetable oil and corn.
Can dive 100 metres?
The UK government has stated that three drones from its arsenal will be donated, while the rest will be purchased.
The drones are remotely controlled and designed for use in shallow coastal areas.
– They can operate at a depth of up to 100 meters, locate and identify mines using built-in sensors, so that the Ukrainian Navy can eliminate them, they write in press release.
They added that dozens of Ukrainian employees will be trained in its use in the coming months, and that the first set has already been introduced to them.
This much-needed equipment will be able to help Ukraine make its waters safer, contribute to the flow of grain exports to the world and support Ukrainian forces when they have to defend their coasts and ports, says Defense Secretary Ben Wallace.
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