Minister said that Ukraine wants to develop air-to-air combat drone


In a recent interview to The Associated Press, Ukraine’s Minister for Digital Technologies, Mykhailo Fedorov, described the Ukraine-Russia war as the first major war of the Internet era.

Ukraine has bought some 1,400 drones, mostly reconnaissance, with plans to develop several drones into fighter models to shoot down drones used by Russian forces during invasions. The Minister of Technology of Ukraine gave this information. In a recent interview to The Associated Press, Ukraine’s Minister for Digital Technologies, Mykhailo Fedorov, described the Ukraine-Russia war as the first major war of the Internet era. He credited drone and satellite internet systems like Elon Musk’s Starlink for turning the conflict around.

Ukraine has purchased drones such as the Fly Eye, a small drone used for intelligence gathering, battlefield surveillance and reconnaissance. “Now we are more or less equipped with reconnaissance drones, and the next step is attack drones,” Federov said. These are explosive drones that fly from three to 10 kilometers and are capable of hitting targets. He predicted there would be more drone strike campaigns in the future, but did not elaborate. “We are talking about drones, UAVs, we are developing it in Ukraine,” Federov said. This is the next step in developing the technology.

Russian officials have alleged that Ukraine has attacked several of its military facilities with drones in recent weeks, including one on Monday. In Monday’s attack, Russia said its forces shot down a drone on the way to the Engel air base, more than 600 kilometers from the Ukrainian border. The Russian military said three of its soldiers were killed by the drone’s debris but no aircraft were damaged. Tu-95 and Tu-160 bombers are stationed at this air force base from which attacks on Ukraine are being carried out. These aircraft are capable of nuclear attack.

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