Ukraine's armed forces to use Yatran system to detect enemy vessels

Source: Xinhua| 2019-06-12 22:07:44|Editor: xuxin
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KIEV, June 12 (Xinhua) -- The Armed Forces of Ukraine will use the radio-hydroacoustic Yatran system to detect its enemy's ships and submarines, the Interfax-Ukraine news agency reported Wednesday.

Ukrainian Minister of Defense Stepan Poltorak has signed a decree on putting the Yatran system into use, the report quoted a press release of Ukroboronprom, the country's state defense conglomerate, as saying.

"The Yatran system consists of special hydroacoustic buoys, which are equipped with ultra-acoustic sensors and a digital information-processing center ... In addition, they work in a passive mode, are invisible to the enemy, and can fully control the enemy's boats," said the press release.

The Yatran system was produced by the state enterprise Kiev Scientific Research Institute of Hydrodevices, which is a part of Ukroboronprom.

According to its producer, the Yatran system will increase the combat effectiveness of the antisubmarine defense of the Ukrainian Navy.

The system was used in the international drills of the Sea Breeze exercise in 2018, where its characteristics were proved.