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Ukraine develops drones capable of 3,000 kilometers range, reaching Siberia — The Economist

18 April, 2024 Thursday
21:00

Ukraine has new models of drones that can fly over 3,000 kilometers and reach Russian Siberia

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The Economist reported the information.

According to the outlet, it was known that Ukraine has drones capable of covering distances of over 1,000 kilometers.

However, there are now companies that have invested hundreds of millions of dollars to produce long-range drones that can search for and hit remote targets.

The best of the new models has a range of 3,000 kilometers and can reach Siberia. The production of such drones is a necessity, as Western partners are reluctant to provide weapons to Ukraine.

"Since President Volodymyr Zelensky prioritised the technology, Ukraine has invested hundreds of millions of dollars into long-range drones, capable of searching out and striking distant targets. Half a dozen firms now make them," the outlet writes.

  • On the morning of April 17, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported that a UAV had been shot down over the territories of the Republic of Mordovia and Tatarstan. Later it was reported that the HUR drones attacked a Russian military unit in the town of Kovylkino.
  • In the temporarily occupied Crimea, on the night of April 17, explosions occurred near the Dzhankoi military airfield. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked the Ukrainian Armed Forces for their successful work. On April 18, a representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense, Andriy Yusov, said that the operation to destroy the military airfield in Dzhankoi was important and large-scale.
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