13 June 2024
Ukraine deployed siege tactics and sank Russian warships at night 0

Ukraine deployed siege tactics and sank Russian warships at night 0

(Dan Tri) - Ukraine deployed a trio of suicide boats to attack Russian warships, causing great damage to the enemy.

(Dan Tri) – Ukraine deployed a trio of suicide boats to attack Russian warships, causing great damage to the enemy.

Image from video provided by Ukraine shows an unmanned boat at sea rushing towards a Russian warship in the Black Sea on February 14 (Photo: Ukrainian Defense Intelligence/Telegram).

The Ukrainian Navy first deployed unmanned suicide boats in late 2022. A fleet of explosive-laden Sea Baby boats, controlled via satellite, attacked the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol,

It took Ukraine nearly a year to perfect suicide boats as well as attack tactics with this weapon.

A raid by a trio of Sea Baby suicide boats, targeting the landing ship Caesar Kunikov of the Russian Black Sea Fleet off the coast of Crimea on the night of February 14, revealed Ukraine’s attack tactics.

During the raid on the Caesar Kunikov ship, a Ukrainian suicide boat approached the Russian warship from the starboard side.

According to Forbes, it is difficult to detect the Sea Baby suicide boat at low altitude on radar, through some infrared sensors or by eye.

Additionally, the Ukrainian navy tends to attack at night, when Russian crews are most off guard.

Video recorded from the Sea Baby boat shows at least one Russian sailor standing guard on the deck of the Caesar Kunikov landing ship, but apparently not detecting the approaching Ukrainian suicide boat before it was too late.

The first Sea Baby collided with the starboard side of the Russian warship, near the main engine compartment.

The impact may have sunk the Kunikov, as water flooded the landing craft’s huge engine and vehicle compartments.

Ukraine deployed siege tactics and sank Russian warships at night

Ukraine’s unmanned boat (Photo: Rybar).

In recent times, the Crimean peninsula and Russia’s Black Sea Fleet have repeatedly become targets of suicide boat attacks.

Scott Savitz, senior analyst at the RAND Corporation research organization, commented that Ukraine’s explosive suicide boats could be considered formidable weapons against fleets and even infrastructure.

According to Mr. Savitz, suicide boats are even more dangerous than aerial weapons such as missiles and bombs.

Experts say that Ukrainian suicide boats often move close to the sea surface and are relatively small in size, so detecting them with radar or reflected sound wave equipment is a big challenge for Russia.

Additionally, these boats can be obscured by waves until they get very close to the target.

Ukraine said a number of Russian navy ships had moved from Sevastopol to Novorossiysk on the Russian mainland to avoid becoming targets for Kiev’s suicide boats.

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