Denmark Sends Unique Surface Drones to Ukraine

Friday, 17 November 2023

Denmark has handed over unique drones to the Ukrainian Navy. Those are autonomous hydrographic systems, which operate as part of the SeaBat T51 system, which, in particular, allow for the detection of underwater targets.

As reported by ArmyInform, Captain 1st Class Roman Honcharenko, the head of the hydrographic service of the Ukrainian Navy, said that these drones are equipped with a multibeam echo sounder designed to survey the bottom topography for situational awareness of the underwater space.


"The main task of a multibeam echo sounder is to collect accurate data about the seabed and marine environment. This data can then be processed and used to create and update nautical charts and tablets to support safe navigation in the area," Honcharenko said.

He explained that this allows you to explore the existing underwater obstacles, choose the right mooring places for boats, as well as passage options and routes for vessels.

"It will significantly enhance seabed exploration capabilities, which are sometimes crucial for maritime safety and environmental protection. Autonomous sonar control with artificial intelligence is specially designed for SeaBat T51 – this unique SeaBat innovation provides reliable data and hands-free sonar operation, allowing for increased survey efficiency with less operator workload," he added.

It was reported earlier that Denmark would transfer €7 million to the Ukraine Energy Support Fund, which will be used to purchase equipment to restore the energy infrastructure affected by Russian attacks.

Before that, it was reported that Denmark would provide Ukraine with a €40.2 million package for reconstruction needs, including heating in Mykolaiv. 

At the end of October, Denmark announced a new military aid package for Ukraine worth DKK 3.7 billion (about US$520 million), including tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and ammunition.

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