The Ukrainian company Cosmolot has reported the delivery of the first 15 Punisher attack drones to the Ukrainian military.
The main feature of the new drones are the innovative technology used in them that is resistant to electronic warfare, allowing them to attack the enemy deep behind the front line.
Cosmolot recently announced the creation of the largest air fleet of attack drones, which it has dubbed Cosmolot Airlines. The company spent UAH 100 million ($2.71 million) on the fleet from its own profits – not through donations and fees.
The company says its focus on financing innovative weapons stems from “strong support for the army, a belief in victory, a call for the development of domestic military production, and an investment in the future technological power of Ukraine.”
"Simplicity, accuracy, and precision are the three main characteristics of the Punisher (drone)," says Yarema, a soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and a Punisher crew member.
“But the most important thing is that the innovative system is resistant to electronic warfare. After all, enemy electronic warfare no longer allows us to work on targets like a year ago. Now, thanks to Punisher, we have an advantage over the enemy.”
Fifty Punisher attack drones for Cosmolot Airlines are equipped with a unique modification, the PUNISHER GEN III B COSMO complex, which enables them to:
- perform tasks in difficult conditions of active jamming of GPS and telemetry signals;
- increase the number of tasks one drone can accomplish due to its resistance to all available enemy electronic warfare systems, using new communication elements created by Ukrainian engineers specifically for the COSMO modification;
- effectively use swarm tactics – carrying out a group attack on a target;
- effectively destroy enemy combat units, command posts, warehouses, and equipment bases far behind the front line.
"Today, we are delivering the first batch of 15 Punisher reusable electronic warfare drones to the Ukrainian Armed Forces as part of the Cosmolot Airlines initiative," said Maksym Subotin, a representative of the Punisher development team.
“In total, with the participation and funding of Cosmolot, we are producing a batch of 50 such modernized EW-resistant UAVs. These drones allow us to strike the enemy even in areas where enemy electronic warfare is active.”
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