A pair of US drone companies is taking action to supply Ukraine forces with specialized UAVs to aid their defense against invading Russian troops, while the Biden administration has reportedly decided to provide Kyiv potent Switchblade aerial attack assets as part of an $800 million military assistance package.
The first UAV sector firm moving to assist Ukraine against Russian invaders is Connecticut-based Aquiline Drones (AD), which provides training, tech, hardware, and cloud services to enterprise clients. Working in partnership with home city Hartford’s Jewish community, AD founder and CEO Barry Alexander is initially donating 40 of the company’s Spartacus Hurricane drones for various first responder, emergency, and urgent supply transport use.
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AD is organizing the transfer of the aerial support gear in consultation with appropriate US government agencies. It is also asking other…