Ukrainian Armed Forces Test AI-Equipped British Drones

by Cheplyk Roman
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Ukrainian Armed Forces Test AI-Equipped British Drones

The Ukrainian military is currently testing British drones that incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities

This update comes from Colonel Vadym Sukharevskyi, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, who shared insights at a briefing hosted by the Military Media Center under the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

Colonel Sukharevskyi acknowledged the challenges of deploying such advanced technology on the battlefield but underscored the potential transformative impact of AI-driven drones in combat operations. These drones, including models like the Saker Scout and SkyKnight 2, have demonstrated their ability to autonomously identify and pinpoint the locations of enemy assets, even those that are well-concealed.

The introduction of AI in drones enhances precision in targeting and reconnaissance, offering the Ukrainian forces a significant tactical advantage. Moreover, Ukraine anticipates the addition of French kamikaze drones equipped with AI to its arsenal, following statements from French Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu regarding their potential efficacy in combat situations.

The ongoing conflict has highlighted the critical role of cutting-edge technologies in modern warfare. The Ukrainian Ministry of Digital Transformation reports that the Diya.City initiative has already facilitated the development of 100 innovative defense projects by Ukrainian tech startups, illustrating the country's commitment to leveraging technological advancements in its defense strategy.

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