Ukraine to begin mass production of drones by the end of 2023 says defence minister

Yury Shchigol, head of Ukraine’s State Special Communications Service says Ukraine plans to produce and purchase approximately 200,000 combat UAVs during the year, according to Focus UA: The government official said: “40 billion hryvnias have been allocated for the development of Ukrainian drones. 25 billion hryvnias have already been spent – they have been spent under contracts for the production of 22,000 strike drones”. Ukrainian forces lose on average 40-45 reconnaissance drones per day. These are the simplest Mavic, Matrice, and large professional drones of Ukrainian and foreign production, adds Focus UA. Ukrainian Defense Minister Alexei Reznikov said during a press conference that Ukraine will begin mass production of drones by the end of 2023.

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