Ukraine catches up with Russia in long-range kamikaze drone production
Mykhailo Fedorov, head of the Digital Ministry, says that Ukraine has caught up with Russia in long-range kamikaze drone production with funding the only obstacle
Fedorov said this in an interview with journalist Illya Kabachynsky.
According to the minister, there are currently up to ten production facilities in Ukraine that develop long-range kamikaze drones, but production continues to scale.
Fedorov emphasized that the production of such drones depends only on funding." We can produce thousands of these drones. Thousands have already been produced, and almost every day something burns in Russia. And this can be scaled up. In six months, we have caught up (with Russia - ed.) in terms of numbers. Russia should understand that we will continue to scale up, and we have just started," the minister said.
According to him, Ukraine's partners are also watching how drones unload air defense systems.
Fedorov also announced the emergence of an improved version of the maritime drone MAGURA, particularly in 2024, a "new technological leap" in development is expected. "We cannot show it, but there is a boat that serves as a certain platform and is being prepared for new applications with new surprises," he noted.
- Ukraine's Defense Minister Rustem Umerov said that in 2024 the Defense Procurement Agency of the Ministry of Defense plans to contract hundreds of thousands of drones.