Ukrainian army receives AQ 400 Scythe ‘kamikaze’ drones
Armed Forces of Ukraine have received the first batch of new long-range self-detonating drones AQ 400 Scythe
Defense Blog reports on this.
“Terminal Autonomy announces the successful completion of procurement aimed at facilitating the battle deployment of their AQ 400 Scythe system,” the statement says.
The company announced that the initial production capacity of 100 units will be followed by ambitious plans to produce up to 500 units monthly for the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
The AQ 400 Scythe represents a long-range drone (750 km) designed for launch from short airstrips or catapults, capable of carrying payloads of up to 32 kilograms (expandable to 70 kg by reducing range).
Its hallmark features include rapid assembly, mass production capabilities, and cost-effectiveness.
Defense Blog reports that Terminal Autonomy has strategically established drone production via a network of smaller facilities and engineering firms adept at producing similar platforms.
“While the company procures certain components beyond Ukraine, primarily from Germany and the United Kingdom, the project prioritizes a maximal localization of production within Ukraine’s borders,” the statement says.