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UK company boosts Ukraine's drone defense – Reuters

28 March, 2024 Thursday
13:50

Engineers at Evolve Dynamics, a company based in southern England, are developing technology to help Ukraine's reconnaissance drones evade electronic jamming by Russia. This effort forms part of international support for Ukraine's drone program, aiming to provide an advantage against a more resource-rich adversary

Reuters writes about it.

Amidst global cooperation, companies from various countries are supplying drones and technology to Ukraine, including solutions to counter Russia's electronic warfare capabilities. Evolve Dynamics, for instance, is enhancing radio link algorithms to resist signal jamming from Russia's electronic warfare systems.

The ongoing technological race involves frequent upgrades to drone systems. Evolve Dynamics alone has made 85 upgrades to its Sky Mantis drones in the past two-and-a-half years. Britain, a key ally of Ukraine, leads European efforts to increase drone production, collaborating with countries like Latvia.

Ukraine, fostering domestic military startups, aims for self-sufficiency in drone production, with around 200 drone manufacturers in the country. Evolve Dynamics directly supports Ukrainian military units by providing parts and software updates, enabling quick adaptations to drone technology based on frontline needs.

The rapid pace of technological innovation necessitates close communication between defense companies and soldiers, a trend that could reshape military procurement and training. Evolve Dynamics recently responded to a Ukrainian military unit's request for safety modifications, highlighting the agility needed in modern warfare.

Evolve Dynamics, which has supplied drones to Britain's Royal Navy and various other sectors, hopes to secure more contracts as Britain commits significant funding to support Ukraine's drone capabilities.
 

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