Ukrainian Come Back Alive (Ukrainian: Повернись живим) – the foundation that provides support to servicemembers in the Armed Forces of Ukraine – announced a transfer of a rather large batch of 830 FPV drones to the Special Operations Center "A" of the Security Service of Ukraine.
In addition to the rather long range of these drones - up to 18 km, one more detail attracts attention - cumulative and high-explosive munitions were added to each drone.
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In particular, a specially developed anti-personnel ammunition was demonstrated. Considering the number of transferred drones with ammunition, it is quite likely that mass production of such ammunition for FPV drones has already been established in Ukraine.
The use of such ammunition ensures the maximum efficiency of using FPV drones as an anti-personnel tool. Usually, these strike drones were equipped with warheads ranging from RPG-7 cumulative shots or RKG-3 cumulative grenades, which have a limited hitting effect when used against manpower.
The demonstrated ammunition has a specialized anti-personnel effect. The case of the ammunition has a notch to improve fragmentation. The ammunition also uses an industrially manufactured detonator.
With the use of such ammunition, the FPV drone turns into an extremely effective means of destroying infantry at long ranges and in the NLOS mode, that is, non line of sight. Also, the FPV drone provides the ability to conduct reconnaissance and select a higher priority target after launch.
This, in turn, allows you to disrupt enemy attacks by infantry groups, more effectively destroy the enemy in the trenches, as well as perform a number of other tasks on the modern battlefield.