Specialists systematized all kinds of UAVs and ammunition for them, and private companies will help to produce them faster.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the state concern Ukrboronprom have developed a program for the development of unmanned aerial vehicles for special services and the army. This was reported on Facebook by the press service of the General Staff.
Within the scope of the project, experts compiled a list of UAVs with their tactical and technical characteristics, gave systematized information about their combat use and determined what kind of ammunition they needed. The authors took into account the experience of both the Ukrainian and foreign military. Ukrainian authorities plan to cooperate with manufacturers of private drones for the rapid production of devices for the army.
The program was developed by order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny and has already been presented to him. The authors hope that Ukraine will beat Russia faster if the measures they propose are implemented quickly.
“This work is designed, among other things, to assist private manufacturers, many of whom are currently working for the benefit of the Security and Defense Forces. For this, we gathered representatives, talked about the needs, possible assistance, scaling and efficiency and security of production,” he said. Director of Ukroboronprom Oleg Boldyrev.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff recalled that Ukroboronprom also helped organize two hackathons (Drone Hackathon and IDI Camp hackathon) dedicated to the development of drones. Experts of the concern are also evaluating military developments, including aircraft, which are presented under a grant program, the implementation of which is also the responsibility of the Cabinet and the Ukraine Enterprise Fund (USF).
Earlier, they wrote that the Armed Forces of Ukraine will receive Ukrainian-made UAVs ACS-3, SKIF and UJ-22 as part of the Army of Drones project. The Ministry of Digital Transformation drew attention to devices that are currently used for military and civilian purposes.
They also wrote about how Russian accomplices bought a drone for the Ukrainian Armed Forces with their own money. Ukrainian special services managed to break into Telegram channels, where they collect funds for the needs of the Russian army and show their wallets for donations. The money raised was used to purchase a DJI Mavic Mini 2 quadcopter for Ukrainian soldiers.