Ukraine’s military in push to develop high-tech ‘Army of Drones’ | News


Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has appealed for ‘dronations’ to build up the military’s aerial capabilities.

On the outskirts of Kyiv, troops are in training to be the tip of the spear in Ukraine’s drive to modernise its tactical response on the front lines of the war with Russia, through a significant expansion of its drone fleet.

Ukraine’s military does not have an official drone unit but the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has made it possible for Kyiv to conduct reconnaissance along the 2,470-kilometre (1,535-mile) front line, spotting Russian forces and equipment and remotely directing artillery fire against targets.

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