AeroVironment donates 100+ Quantrix Recon drones to Ukraine
US security and defense company AeroVironment is upping its assistance to forces in Ukraine battling Russia’s invasion by donating more than 100 of its Quantrix Recon drones for intelligence gathering and monitoring movement of enemy troops.
Virginia-based AeroVironment revealed it had promised Ukraine Embassy officials in Washington to provide the renaissance drones for the nation’s struggle to resist Russia’s onslaught, and will ship the first half of the 100-plus UAVs before the end of the week. That came amid a wider push by Western allies to aid the besieged nation in its defense against the unprovoked invasion.
AeroVironment CEO Wahid Nawabi said the company would also provide training instruction to Ukraine forces operating the craft.
The move marks AeroVironment’s increasing support of Ukraine in its effort to resist Russia’s invasion, making it one of many large US businesses – including drone specialists – that have taken…