Following 8 months of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Moscow may have reasons to be proud towards the end of this year: One of its weapons is performing admirably.
Lancet, a loitering munition produced by ZALA, is a nightmare for the Ukrainian army.
The Lancet drone has been constantly attacking Ukrainian artillery for weeks, and according to open data and videos shared on social media, the loitering munition has successfully engaged more than 4 M777 wheeled howitzers, 1 Buk-M1 SAM air defence system, 1 Ukrainian MLRS system, 1 M109 Paladin self-propelled howitzer, 1 Ukrainian armed forces Strela-10 1 S-300 air defense system, and at least 1 Polish Krab self-propelled howitzer, amongst others.
Further, on November 4th, a video posted on social media shows a Russian loitering munition destroying a Ukrainian navy boat.
About Lancet loitering munition
Lancet-3 is a Russian loitering munition having a wingspan of just 1 meter. Weighing at 12 kg, it has a payload capacity of 3 kg.
Easy to maneuver, the Lancet-3 is quick and agile. It has a flight time of up to 40 minutes and can fly as high as 5,000 meters; it has a top speed between 80 to 100 kilometers per hour.
One of the characteristics of the Lancet-3 is that when it marks and intercepts its target, it increases its flight speed and touches 300 kmph. It is powered by an electric motor.