Starting this Monday, the Kingisepp machinery construction factory has initiated the production of Russia's first batch of unmanned boats, marking a significant milestone in the country's defense and maritime capabilities.
Mikhail Danilenko, the director of the Kingisepp factory, confirmed to Sputnik News Agency the commencement of production.
"The first jet engines for such unmanned vessels have been assembled at our production site," said Danilenko, underlining the factory's innovative strides in unmanned technology.
This pioneering project is set to elevate Russia's naval prowess with the expected delivery of the first set of unmanned boats to the Ministry of Defense by the end of 2023.
These boats are slated for testing in special military operation areas, a step that underscores Russia's commitment to modernizing its defense strategy.
With a successful operational testing phase, the Kingisepp factory aims to transition to serial production of these unmanned boats by 2024.
This move is anticipated to reinforce the capabilities of various Russian security agencies, including the National Guard, the Federal Security Service, and the Ministry of Emergency Situations.