Scientist reports first rocket launch of a drone in Ukraine — video

12 February, 05:40 PM
Launching a drone with the help of a rocket (Photo:Скриншот / Сергій Піпко / Facebook)

Launching a drone with the help of a rocket (Photo:Скриншот / Сергій Піпко / Facebook)

An unmanned aerial vehicle has been launched with the help of a rocket for the first time in Ukraine, a researcher of the Faculty of Chemistry of the Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University and head of the NAURocket student design bureau Serhiy Pipko announced on Facebook on Feb. 12.

His post is currently unavailable, but a number of media outlets have shared footage of the launch.

According to the scientist, the rocket launch of the drone has several advantages.

“There is no need to assemble and disassemble the catapult, the launch can be carried out with a very short guide or without a guide at all, from the spot. For example, from the back of a pickup truck or any truck, stopping just for a minute. It’s possible to launch a volley of several (drones) per minute,” Pipko wrote in his blog in January.

Video of day

Earlier, Ukrainian border guards released a video of a kamikaze drone and artillery attack on a cluster of Russian invaders in the south of Ukraine. The defenders attacked the Russian manpower and armored vehicles.

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