Ukraine finishes testing new submarine detection system

During the holding of the international Sea Breeze 2018 military exercise in Ukraine, the Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Hydrodevices completed the factory tests of the new “Yatran” radio-sonar system which is designed to detect enemy submarines.

This was announced by the press service of Ukroboronprom, the Ukrainian defense industry concern which includes the research institute.

The Yatran system consists of sonar buoys with extremely sensitive sensors and a digital information processing center. “The system is designed in such a way that it unites information from many buoys, and makes it possible to completely control large water areas and to rapidly transmit coordinates of targets for destruction,” explained institute director Yuriy Melenko.

The buoys work passively, and are invisible to the enemy.

The Yatran system is awaiting state testing and, if it is ordered, serial production.

Earlier Ukroboronprom announced that it is producing “NATO” ammunition for automatic grenade launchers.

  Ukraine, naval exercises, Sea Breeze-2018