Russia begins work on a Hexacopter drone manufacturing plan and this is all we know
Russia has announced that it will begin mass-producing a self-designed drone next year, as the US and Europe have pledged to provide Ukraine with more air defense equipment. TASS, the country will begin production of a new drone designed by the Kartsev Institute of Computing to disperse crowds.
The Shershen is a hexacopter drone those functions similarly to a quadcopter drone, though it uses both ultrasound and infrared to disperse crowds and is intended for use in domestic security. “After the New Year, we intend to begin serial production of the Shershen. We will be able to demonstrate the hexacopter in action from mid-December to January “According to Vitaly Dolgov, head of the institute’s research laboratory for unmanned vehicles. The Shershen is also battlefield capable, with radar jamming technology and a camera for intelligence gathering. The deployment coincides with both sides’ effective use of drones in the ongoing special military operation in Ukraine, which has been increasingly shaped by unarmed aerial vehicles. Oil tanks near Russia’s borders with Belarus and Ukraine caught fire early, possibly as a result of an unidentified munition dropped from a drone.
The most recent shelling
The fire comes a day after Russian border regions reported one of the most widespread shelling attacks on their territory since Moscow’s military operation began. Kyiv has neither claimed nor denied responsibility for the attacks on Russian territory but has urged NATO members to expedite weapon deliveries and assist in restoring the country’s shattered power grid. As he arrived in Bucharest for a two-day meeting of NATO foreign ministers, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba called for more weapons supplies, particularly advanced air defense systems, to arrive “faster, faster, faster.”
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz promised Ukraine on Tuesday that more Gepard anti-aircraft tanks would be delivered. According to a senior US defense official, the US is considering sending the Patriot missile defense system to Ukraine. To date, the German government has provided approximately 56 million euros ($58 million) in short-term financial assistance to repair energy infrastructure.
In terms of NATO expansion, Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billstrom said on Wednesday that Sweden and Finland have made good progress toward an agreement with Turkey on the Nordic countries’ admission to NATO. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with NATO foreign ministers in Romania to rally support for Ukraine as Russia continues to bombard energy infrastructure as winter approaches. NATO leaders have stated that Russia cannot halt the alliance’s expansion. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said before the meeting in Bucharest, “NATO’s door is open.”