He highlighted that Ukrainian companies are now capable of manufacturing over one million First-Person View (FPV) drones annually.
"Achieving the target of one million drones by 2024 is very realistic," Fedorov stated.
The increase in production is attributed to a rise in the number of manufacturing companies to 200, demonstrating the successful outcomes of market economy policies. In 2022, only seven drone manufacturers had completed trial operations and were eligible for state contracts, a number Fedorov described as critically low.
To address this, over 80 manufacturers were consulted to identify obstacles, leading to policy changes. These included the adoption of over 20 laws and regulations, elimination of taxes on components, allowing companies to join Diya.City, and increasing manufacturer margins to 25%. In comparison, NATO countries typically have a margin of 17%.
Donations for drones can be made on the UNITED24 website, with all contributions directed to a special Ministry of Defense account at the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU).
Recently, essential equipment for the strike units of the "Army of Drones" was delivered to the capital. These drones will be utilized for reconnaissance and strike missions, artillery targeting, enhancing effectiveness in urban combat, and saving lives. This development marks a significant stride in Ukraine's defense capabilities and technological advancements.