Espreso. Global
Exclusive

Ukraine develops chip to guide FPV drones against Russian EW

5 January, 2024 Friday
21:10

Artem Shcherbakivskyi, UAV operator of the Angry Birds consolidated unit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, told about the Ukrainian development for FPV drone targeting

He said this on the Espreso TV channel.

"A chip for guiding any FPV drone will lower the entry threshold for pilots to operate a 'kamikaze' copter. A target will be detected, a button will be pressed, and the drone will automatically hit the target," said Shcherbakivskyi.

According to him, testing of such a device is already underway, and there is a solution. The only question is additional funding.

"The fact is that the team does not plan to produce any solutions, but to bring them to the final model, and transfer them to other manufacturers. This would allow us to expand our production quickly and efficiently," he said.

Today, there is no mechanism for supplying this to the army, added the UAV operator of the consolidated Angry Birds unit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

"Most likely, we won't be able to put this chip into service, get access to operation, because it is a component. Probably, other drone manufacturers will be able to buy it, install it in their drones, and then put the drones into service and get approval for operation," he explained.

Shcherbakivskyi also told about the Backfire UAVs, which have already made about 200 combat missions and are operating against the Russian army at the front.

"Backfire is an airplane-type UAV that can fly a little more than 50 km in one direction and carries a payload of 5.5 kg. We have combined good solutions and packed them into a very stable body, so it turned out to be effective," he said.

The aircraft operates continuously and engages enemy electronic warfare and short-range air defense systems. It is very difficult for the enemy to destroy or jam the Backfire, said Shcherbakivskyi.

"Of course, any weapon can be destroyed, but it is much more difficult to do so with our aircraft. For example, the enemy cannot jam it with electronic warfare. It is also quite problematic to shoot it down with a missile because it has no heat trace," he added.

Tags:
Read also:
  • News
2024, Saturday
24 February
22:28
Total Resistance: the launch of calendar dedicated to the heroic struggle of Ukrainians against Russia
21:19
All children evacuated from five settlements in Donetsk region
20:54
Russia shells Huliaipole, Zaporizhzhia region, killing elderly woman
20:27
EU plans to transfer almost 170,000 pieces of ammunition to Ukraine by end of March - FM Kuleba
20:01
Ukrainian army repels 28 Russian attacks in five directions - General Staff
19:36
Exclusive
Theory of Ukraine's success largely depends on US - American politician Fried
19:10
Executed in Olenivka Russian Captivity: The Story of a Boy from the Cherry City
18:44
Exclusive
Prospects of Ukraine's victory in war are very high - General Mussayev
18:16
All crew of downed Russian A-50 aircraft killed - media
17:50
Exclusive
Putin is forced into conditions where he cannot stop his aggression against Ukraine - General Mussayev
17:21
West's decision to ban Ukraine from striking at Russian territory is wrong - future commander of Estonian army
16:52
Exclusive
New US sanctions against Russia may affect Chinese companies - US politician Fried
16:24
Two years of Ukraine inspiring world: Western leaders on second anniversary of Russia's full-scale invasion
15:55
OPINION
Zelenskyy's interview with FOX: main points
15:28
UK intelligence estimates Russian losses over two years of full-scale war in Ukraine
15:00
Ukraine uses American chemical munitions against Russian army: Kremlin media spread another fake
14:32
Exclusive
Diplomat Chaly comments on preparations for 'congress' in Russian-occupied Transnistria
14:04
Review
Ukrainian counterattacks, liberation of territories in south, situation near Avdiivka: weekly military results by Serhiy Zgurets
13:35
Russia deploys dozens of Soviet T-62 tanks to Crimea - Atesh
13:07
ISW assesses risks of invasion of Ukraine from Transnistria
12:39
Exclusive
Aviation expert names complex used by Ukraine to destroy Russian A-50 aircraft
12:11
Ukrainian army destroys 770 Russian soldiers, 36 artillery systems, aircraft - General Staff
11:42
Ukraine intercepts conversation confirming downing of Russian A-50U aircraft
11:15
Ukraine's Air Force destroys 12 Shahed drones, 2 missiles overnight
10:49
Russian Su-34 firing missiles at Ukraine shot down in Kherson region - media
10:24
Updated
Ukraine’s forces target another Russian A-50 radar aircraft
2024, Friday
23 February
21:40
Review
Victorious news of 730th day of war: destroyed Russian Tor-M2 and Strela-10, €1.8bn in military support from Denmark
21:20
Ukrainian army repels 18 Russian attacks in 5 directions - General Staff
21:00
DPRK supplies Russia with 1.5 million ammo produced in 1970s-1980s - Ukrainian intelligence
20:45
Canada announces additional sanctions against Russia
20:15
Russian army destroys almost 500 tons of grain overnight in Donetsk region
19:50
Ukrainian officials arrive at Poland's border, but do not meet with Polish counterparts
19:30
Updated
Russia’s missiles, attack drones kill at least four in Ukraine
19:12
Exclusive
Japan provides record aid to Ukraine, thus supporting US and EU - Zhevago
18:50
Ukrainians, your fight is our fight: Polish media thanks Ukraine for resisting Russian aggression
18:20
Ukraine war is giant Ponzi scheme: fake news for February 23
17:50
Russian forces use chemical weapons in Tavria sector - General Tarnavskyi
17:20
What long-range weapons can Germany provide to Ukraine?
16:50
Russia can use almost 300 combat aircraft against Ukraine - intelligence
16:20
Situation in eastern Ukraine isn't critical - Ukrainian military
More news