Ukraine’s Drone Wars

Hear from the Ukrainian start-up that is giving the Ukrainian Army a technological edge, building and repairing ordnance-carrying and surveillance drones.

Anita Hawser
19 January 2023

Iziviz’s RD5 drone can carry a 5 kg payload as far as 10 km and be used for ordnance drop-offs or surveillance


“We do what we can, with what we have, where we are,” is a common refrain you hear from Ukrainians. It sums up the unique and innovative way that the country and its people have been able to respond to Russian aggression using whatever is at their disposal – petrol bombs, Molotov cocktails, or off-the-shelf drones. 

While Ukraine has received billions of dollars in military aid (anti-tank missiles, drones, howitzers, air defence systems, helmets, armoured vehicles), the on-the-ground-reality is that while Western military aid continues to pour into Ukraine — or trickle in in the case…