Ukraine details updated results of its Army of Drones campaign
Officials in Ukraine have announced the updated tally of the nation’s Army of Drones campaign, reporting over 1,600 UAVs have been bought and deployed for defensive purposes using funds donated to the aerial cause since its launch seven months ago.
Ukraine Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov said the nearly $90 million that donors around the world have contributed to the Army of Drones had enabled the purchase and deployment of what the broader United24 fundraising campaign listed as 1,617 craft by defense forces. That came within the total of over $271 million in United24 donations that have facilitated the procurement of an array of non-lethal equipment and humanitarian materials.
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Speaking at the “UAV Production: Opportunities and Challenges” meeting in Kyiv recently, Fedorov – who also acts as Ukraine’s Minister of Digital Transformation – said 83 drones…