Drones have already shown their effectiveness on the battlefield. They allow you to conduct reconnaissance, direct artillery, and most importantly, save the lives of Ukrainian defenders.
Ukrainian troops will receive 300 DJI Mavic 3T Thermal drones, which will be sent to the hottest sectors of the front: 160 copters to the East, 85 to the Zaporozhye direction and another 55 to the Kherson direction. This is reported by the “Uryadoviy Portal”.
The drones were purchased through a joint fundraiser under the UNITED24 initiative. In just three days, almost 61 million hryvnias were collected.
“Drones have already shown their effectiveness on the battlefield. They allow for reconnaissance, aiming artillery and, most importantly, saving the lives of our military. The Army of Drones project has grown into a large state support for the development of UAVs in Ukraine,” the report says.
In this regard, the Minister of Digital Transformation Mikhail Fedorov said that together with the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, the General Staff and the government team, the issue is being resolved systematically – processes are simplified, bureaucratic obstacles are overcome.
“Everything is to ensure that there are hundreds of times more drones at the front, because the courage of Ukrainians and technology will be key for a future victory,” Fedorov said.
Each DJI Mavic 3T Thermal is equipped with a thermal imager and a zoom camera, which allows you to conduct reconnaissance even at night. Also, thanks to these drones, the military can adjust artillery and destroy Russian equipment. Thus, drones allow the military to know everything about the enemy, emphasized in the publication.
It is specified that during the 9 months of its activity, the Army of Drones acquired 3,201 drones, and contracts were signed for more than UAH 4 billion.
Recall, on March 29, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov announced the appearance of attack drones with a flight range of more than 3,000 km in service with the Ukrainian army. The official did not name the exact number of devices, but hinted that there are thousands of them.
On March 28, Defense Express observers reported that Russian engineers were trying to create a Tu-300 Korshun-U attack drone based on the Soviet Tu-141 Strizh, but in the end the work ended in nothing. It was reported that the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation had a hand in this, which was completely indifferent to the project, as a result, the project was not presented at any exhibition.