Very fast kamikaze drone unveiled

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Unfortunately, when wars are raging, when the battlefield extends beyond the visible horizon, the development of unmanned means of warfare represents a turning point in modern military strategies. At the forefront of this shift is now being shaped by innovations in drone technology, particularly through the development of kamikaze drones – unmanned aerial vehicles designed not just for surveillance but for deliberate self-destruction to neutralise high-value targets.

The latest entrant in this field is the Veloce 330, a cutting-edge kamikaze drone that incorporates strategic advances made by major European defence players.

Developed by EOS Technologie in collaboration with some of the most prominent names in defence technology, the Veloce 330 has recently undergone rigorous testing, demonstrating its capabilities and potential in the modern battlefield. This drone is not just another addition to the military’s toolkit, but will change the way armed conflicts are conducted in the future.

The Veloce 330 has capabilities that include operating in GPS-denied environments and conducting precision strikes, and represents a significant leap in military technology – a leap that could redefine the rules of engagement in armed conflict.

As nations around the world accelerate their efforts to unify technology and tactical operations, France has taken a bold step with the development of the Veloce 330. This initiative is not only about enhancing national defence capabilities, but also reflects a broader shift towards autonomous military operations that promises a new era of combat systems.

Join us as we dive into the details of this impressive development and examine how the Veloce 330 will become a cornerstone of future warfighting strategies and what it means for the future of global security dynamics.

In the third phase of the flight tests, the drone covered 50 kilometres in 16 minutes (using only half of its fuel capacity), while its top speed is claimed to be up to 400 km/h. The device, which is clearly military in nature, is described by the manufacturer as a kamikaze drone, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that can be destroyed near a target.

The kamikaze drone, called Veloce 330, was developed by EOS Technologie on behalf of the French Public Procurement Agency (DGA). The drone is in fact a guided, medium-range munition, the design and production of which is a military strategy that has been pushed to the fore in France: it is only recently that there has been a serious interest in developing the military capabilities of UAVs, says Interesting Engineering.

The portal recalls that in 2022, the DGA launched two remote-controlled missile projects, Colibri and Larinae, both with the same objective: the UAVs to be produced must be capable of neutralising an armoured vehicle at least 5-50 kilometres away. The French have also stressed the need for UAVs that are easy to operate, so that their operators can be trained to use them in the shortest possible time.

EOS Technologie was quick to come up with the recently tested Veloce 330, having only last summer signed a partnership agreement with Nexter Arrowtech and TRAAK to develop the new medium-range, remotely controlled munition. It was announced then that the drone will have an armour-piercing warhead and will be able to operate in an environment without GPS signals, and will even be capable of reconnaissance, with a jam-proof navigation system developed by TRAAK.


Source: interestingengineering.com

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