Russia Deploys Boom Defenses Around Crimea Bridge To Block Drone Strikes

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Boom defences


Barriers such as booms force uncrewed surface vessels to navigate even after they break into the a harbor's outer perimeter, according to Sidharth Kaushal, a research fellow at the London-based Royal United Services Institute think tank. "The need to circumvent barriers makes a USV move more slowly, facilitating engagement by other means," such as guns or helicopters, he told Newsweek. And there are some indications these boom defenses could be working. "Russia's defenses around Sevastapol, including floating booms, seem to be fairly effective at protecting vessels when they are in harbor," Kaushal added.