Ukraine turns to sea drones in bid to take the war to Russia

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The drones also appear to be composed of components that are readily commercially available and not hard to procure, involving a propulsion system derived from a civilian jet ski and guidance that seems to rely on satellite communications, said Sidharth Kaushal, a research fellow in sea power at the London-based Royal United Services Institute. Like aerial drones, they can also be quite cost-effective, he said. “So even if you lose a few, but you destroy an expensive warship or damage it, the model pays for itself.”