“Army of Drones” of Ukraine

by Olha Povaliaieva
Thursday, August 4, 2022
“Army of Drones” of Ukraine

The state equips its drone army with "Fly Eye", "Matrice" and "Warmate" kamikaze UAVs. Drones of domestic production will also enter the army

The state project Drone Army operates with the support of donations received through the UNITED 24 program. In 2 months, 751 million hryvnias were collected for Drone Army from 74 countries (exchange rate 36.57). According to the minister of digital transformation, Mykhailo Fedorov, 2 control stations and 20 Fly Eye drones, 78 Matrice multicopters, and two ground systems for 20 Warmate kamikaze attack drones were purchased for these costs. The first drones already went to the military unit of drone operators today, which, as we wrote earlier, mostly consist of gamers-patriots. According to Fedorov, the army will also include domestic drones Skif, Skyton and Ukrjet.

"I am convinced that in the future, the advantage of the army will not lie in a large number of manpower. And in technologies and the ability to use them. And thanks to the Drone Army, our military proves it daily with their results on the front. We will continue scaling this project. We are currently conducting negotiations on further purchases of powerful drones with Ukrainian and international manufacturers," said Mykhailo Fedorov.

Features of the Fly Eye are a speed of up to 160 km per hour and western missile and artillery installations. It is extremely important that these drones can be launched not from a launcher but from hand because there is not always such an opportunity in the field conditions during the war. In turn, the Matrices have thermal imagers, which helps to identify the target more effectively. Also, the drone works in infantry, shelter, bunkers and light hiding modes.

"The State service for certain communications and information protection of Ukraine is purchasing copters that will help our army resist the invaders. Agreements have already been signed for the purchase of DJI Matrice, as well as Fly Eye drones and their control stations. And this is just the beginning. We will not stop the work until we achieve the main goal — victory over the enemy," the head of the SSCCIPU Yuriy Shchygol.

In total, citizens of 74 countries donated through the UNITED 24 platform. The most active are Ukraine, the USA, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Australia and Israel. We draw your attention to the fact that the leadership of Israel refuses to help Ukraine with weapons, against which the citizens of this country have become leaders among countries that help Ukraine to regain itself.

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