Naval News reports a Ukrainian Gyruza-M-class patrol boat
has been hit by a Russian Lancet Loitering Munition.
The Ukrainian gunboat seems to have been pretty well armed.
We have talked about Loitering Munitions before:
- Switchblade “Loitering Munition”/Puma–Switchblade Sensor to Shooter Capability July 2018
- Suicide Drones May 2021
- Switchblade Loitering Munition Sept. 2021
These could be the answer to the Coast Guard’s need to be able to defeat small, highly manueverable, high speed surface threats.
They also extend the range at which non-state actors might be able to engage Coast Guard units.
The Drive has an updated report on this that suggests the damage to the patrol boat was not severe.
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