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Ukraine catches up with Russia in 'kamikaze' drones production - Minister of Strategic Industries Kamyshin  

26 February, 2024 Monday
18:28

Minister of Strategic Industries Oleksandr Kamyshin said that this year Ukraine has managed to catch up with Russia in terms of production of 'kamikaze' drones, which are similar to Iranian Shahed-131 and Shahed-136

He said this in an interview on the air of the telethon.

"As of this year, our capabilities to produce such drones are no longer inferior to Russia's," Kamyshin assured.

He emphasised that Ukraine is succeeding not only in producing analogues of the Shahed, but also in producing other attack UAVs.

"Everything that explodes in Russia is ours," the minister said.

Kamyshin also commented on the similarities between Ukrainian-made and Russian-Iranian 'kamikaze' drones and noted that they are identical "in terms of the amount of explosives they carry, the range, and other technical parameters".

  • On February 25, Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov said that in 2024 Ukraine would reach the goal of producing one million drones a year. 90% of the drones that Ukraine is currently using on the battlefield are produced domestically.
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