Ukraine’s Army of Drones expands pilot training as UAV fleets grow
Ukraine is vastly expanding the pilot training component of its Army of Drones initiative that collects donations from around the world to buy UAVs and strengthen the nation’s aerial defensive assets battling Russia’s invasion.
According to news reports from Ukraine, officials overseeing the Army of Drones drive have added ten new pilot training schools to the two they initially tapped when funds began flowing into the project. The move reflects the positive response from around that world that has thus far financed the purchase of around 500 UAVs of various kinds. Officials say that while that early support is encouraging and considerable, the country still needs far more craft to push Russian forces back – as well as more operators capable of effectively flying those assets.
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To meet that demand, Ukraine authorities have recruited 10 more schools to train…