Thursday, September 28, 2023

Ukraine launches crowdfunding campaign to purchase new kamikaze drones

Ukrainian comedian and volunteer Vlad Shevchenko launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise nearly $270 thousand to purchase new Rubaka kamikaze drones for the Ukrainian armed forces.

18 Rubaka drones, unmanned aerial vehicles with a flight range of 500km, designed and built by Ukrainian companies, will be bought with the money.

The new type of Ukrainian loitering munition, better known as a kamikaze drone, is a flying wing design unmanned aerial vehicle. It is designed for hidden launch and to destroy remote ground targets.


The Rubaka is driven by a piston engine situated at the nose of the fuselage drives a two-blade propeller to move the drone forward. The drone, which is launched via a catapult system, reportedly carries a warhead weighing three kilograms.

The main tasks of the ammunition the destruction of enemy manpower, inflicting maximum damage to infrastructure, and defeating lightly armored vehicles.

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Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov is the editor-in-chief of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense adviser and a consultant. He graduated in business management and worked at leading European defense companies before becoming a military journalist. read more



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