One Russian group can use 50 FPV drones per day, Ukraine doesn't have such resources — military
Yuriy Fedorenko, commander with the 92nd Detached Mechanized Brigade, says that enemy drones are constantly present in the air over Ukraine, and Russia has many UAVs of various modifications
He said this on Espreso TV.
"As for the number of enemy UAVs, Russia considers this area to be important for its strategic development. The Russian military-industrial complex produces a number of vehicles for the Russian army, including Orlan, ZALA reconnaissance drones and many other modifications. The enemy is well supplied with such UAVs, and there is a constant presence of enemy drones in the air over our territory. The enemy is also using civilian UAVs, such as DJI Mavic-3, Matrice 300, Matrice 350, as well as FPV drones," he said.
According to Fedorenko, the invading Russian army has a lot of such weapons. They are partly eliminated by our electronic warfare equipment, and partly by fire.
"However, the enemy can afford to fly FPV drones in standby mode. Let me explain with an example. In order for our drone to work, the target must be accurately confirmed and a backup target must be selected in case the main target disappears in order to achieve the result. And the enemy is flying the drone as long as it has enough battery, i.e., it is not working on a specific target. If the battery runs out and the drone falls down, the next one is raised, and this goes on until some of our cars or something else appears. One group of Russian soldiers has enough resources to use about 50 FPV drones in one day, but we do not have such an opportunity," the military said.
Yuriy Fedorenko appealed to Ukrainians to support the Defense Forces so that Ukrainian defenders would have enough of these means.
On October 17, as part of the Drone Army project, the Ukrainian military received another 840 Ukrainian-made drones purchased at the expense of the state budget.
On October 21, the Ukrainian government supported the Defense Ministry's proposal that drones and electronic warfare equipment be allowed on the basis of a joint departmental test report or through the study of tactical and technical characteristics.
On October 22, Yuriy Ihnat, a spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force Command, said that Russian troops are attacking Ukraine with new unidentified drones. The engines of these drones are purchased by terrorists on the Chinese website AliExpress.