Ukraine Introduces the Bulava Barrage Drone

by Roman Cheplyk
Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Ukraine Introduces the Bulava Barrage Drone

Ukraine unveiled its latest technological advancement in drone warfare, the Bulava barrage drone, at the Eurosatory 2024 international exhibition in Paris

This innovative strike drone, developed by the Ukrainian-Czech company UAC, represents a significant leap in Ukraine's defense capabilities.

Key Features of the Bulava Drone

1. Take-off and Speed:

  • Catapult Launch: The Bulava drone is launched using a catapult.
  • Electric Motor: It flies at speeds of up to 100 km/h thanks to its electric motor.

2. Design and Specifications:

  • Weight: The total take-off weight of the drone is 11 kg.
  • Dimensions: It features a length of 1.5 meters and a wingspan of 1.6 meters.
  • Flight Duration: Capable of staying airborne for up to 50 minutes.
  • Maximum Altitude: Can reach heights of up to 2,000 meters.

3. Warhead and Range:

  • Warhead: Equipped with a powerful combined cumulative-thermobaric warhead weighing 3.6 kg.
  • Range: Capable of hitting targets at a distance of up to 60 kilometers.

4. Navigation and Guidance:

  • Communication Module: Features an encrypted communication channel and a CRPA antenna resistant to electronic warfare (EW) interference.
  • Guidance Systems: Can be guided by an operator or via satellite coordinates. Utilizes an optical station with a day and night thermal imaging channel for precise targeting.
  • MESH Technology: For operations at maximum distances, the drone employs MESH data transmission through a repeater drone.

Maneuverability and Targeting

The Bulava drone boasts an X-shaped plumage, providing high maneuverability, allowing it to effectively strike targets from the least protected upper hemisphere. This design also contributes to its stability and precision during flight and attack maneuvers.

Technological Innovation

This new drone highlights Ukraine's growing prowess in defense technology, particularly in the development of advanced unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The Bulava drone, with its modern features and high-impact warhead, is expected to enhance Ukraine's tactical capabilities significantly.


The introduction of the Bulava barrage drone marks a significant milestone for Ukraine's defense industry. With its advanced features and high precision, the drone is poised to provide a strategic advantage in military operations, showcasing the country's ability to innovate and adapt in response to modern warfare challenges.

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