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​More Than 20 UAVs of Ukrainian Production Are Already in Service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine

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Shark UAV by Ukrspecsystems carried by a Ukrainian serviceman / Photo credit: OKKO, Come Back Alive Foundation
Shark UAV by Ukrspecsystems carried by a Ukrainian serviceman / Photo credit: OKKO, Come Back Alive Foundation

Defenders of Ukraine have already adopted more than 20 new drones developed by domestic manufacturers

Defense Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov has said that a briefing at the Ukraine-Ukrinform Media Center on Wednesday, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

"Our task is to start a startup … For the first time, we have gathered 82 Ukrainian manufacturers, purely national, who agreed to develop. More than 20 brand new drones have already been adopted, which are very successfully destroying orcs and their equipment today," Ukraine’s Defense Minister stated.

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Defense Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov, More Than 20 UAVs of Ukrainian Production Already in Service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, More Than 20 UAVs of Ukrainian Production Already in Service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Defense Express
Defense Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov: More than 20 brand new drones have already been adopted

Oleksiy Reznikov also added that in order to put the drone into service, it takes three weeks.

The head of the Ministry of Defense drew attention to the fact that the "second breakthrough" is the resolution, according to which it became possible to pledge 25% of income for the development of this industry.

Drone manufacture by Ukrspecsystems in Poland, More Than 20 UAVs of Ukrainian Production Already in Service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Defense Express
Drone manufacture by Ukrspecsystems in Poland / Photo credit: Ukrspecsystems

"And the third breakthrough: by the adopted resolution, we simplified and removed the necessary fees, duties, etc. for the import of components for the development of drones," Reznikov stressed.

Previously, the Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, Mykhailo Fedorov, stated in an interview with Radio NV that, compared to last year as of June 2023, the production of drones in Ukraine in some categories has increased tens, and sometimes hundreds of times.

Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine Mykhailo Fedorov during a briefing on the topic, More Than 20 UAVs of Ukrainian Production Already in Service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Defense Express
Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine Mykhailo Fedorov during a briefing on the topic: "The drone army begins the second stage of training UAV operators, June 15, 2023 / Photo credit: UNIAN

In total, there are more than 100 companies that manufacture drones on the market. According to him, 40 Ukrainian drones have already passed the commissioning procedure and are receiving state contracts.

UJ-22 Airborne attack UAV by UkrJet, More Than 20 UAVs of Ukrainian Production Already in Service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Defense Express
UJ-22 Airborne attack UAV by UkrJet
The Fury UAV  developed and manufactured by Athlon Avia, More Than 20 UAVs of Ukrainian Production Already in Service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Defense Express
The Fury UAV developed and manufactured by Athlon Avia
Autonomous aircraft by AeroDrone, More Than 20 UAVs of Ukrainian Production Already in Service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Defense Express
Autonomous aircraft by AeroDrone
Sparrow UAV by Spaitech, More Than 20 UAVs of Ukrainian Production Already in Service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Defense Express
Sparrow UAV by Spaitech
Reconnaissance UAV Hor, created by the Ukrainian startup Airlogix, More Than 20 UAVs of Ukrainian Production Already in Service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, More Than 20 UAVs of Ukrainian Production Already in Service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Defense Express
Reconnaissance UAV "Hor", created by the Ukrainian startup Airlogix

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