Ukraine's challenge is to launch batch production of tactical and strategic drones capable of detecting a threat at long distances and even in the aggressor's territory.
This was stated by Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov during his visit to a military training ground where demonstration and testing of UAVs, most of which are produced in Ukraine, took place. The NSDC secretary also had an opportunity to see a modified combat helicopter Mi-8 equipped with weapons and a reliable missile defense system of Ukrainian production, Censor.NET reports citing the NSDC press service.
According to Turchynov, Russian-occupation forces have recently started to actively employ both reconnaissance and combat drones. "Many of them come into our territory directly from Russia," he noted.
Turchynov believes that in fighting the aggressor, Ukraine has no other alternative to developing combat and reconnaissance UAVs, using domestic production capacity.
"We already have a full-scale production of tactical unmanned systems used for reconnaissance and fire adjustment, but there is no batch production of combat drones so far," he explained.
Turchynov said that several combat drone prototypes had been tested that day.
"The best models will be finalized and put into mass production," he concluded.