​Ukrainian Army Gets Matrice 300 and FlyEye Drones Funded by Donations (Photo)

Photo credit: Mykhailo Fedorov
Photo credit: Mykhailo Fedorov

The systems have already arrived in Ukraine and soon will hit the frontlines

The Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine showed the batch of drones that was bought under the "Army of Drones" project at a dedicated event. A few dozen copters and a FlyEye fix-winged UAV were funded by charitable donations via the United24 initiative.

During the demonstration, the Polish-manufactured Fly Eye 3.0 was demonstrated in action. We have previously covered the performance of this "stealth aircraft" drone in actual combat. Chinese Matrice 300 AI-enhanced quadcopters were also presented:

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"The Armed Forces of Ukraine will also be empowered by DJI Matrice 300 drones," said Mykhailo Fedorov, the Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine. "These unmanned systems have potent cameras and thermal imagers. Day and night Ukrainian soldiers will be able to see enemy equipment clearly and do everything for it to disappear."

These Matrice 300 drones will go to support the surveillance and reconnaissance of the Ukrainian Arme on the frontline / Photo credit: Mykhailo Fedorov
Matrice 300 are equipped with artificial intelligence allowing it to calculate the coordinates of the target and track the target in an automatic way / Photo credit: Mykhailo Fedorov

Interestingly, there was also a bunch of Ukrainian-made drones featured at the event. The minister said he had been in talks with Ukrainian drone manufacturers on the supply of their products to the Army. The companies in question are Ukrjet ("UJ-22 Airborne" UAS), Culver Aviation (SKIF) and Skyeton (Raybird-3/ACS-3).

Ukrainian-made UJ-22 Airborne unmanned aerial system was presented, too / Photo credit: Mykhailo Fedorov
ACS-3 reconnaissance drone can stay up in the air for 18 to 24 hours / Photo credit: Mykhailo Fedorov
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