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Ukraine’s Cobra drone now in serial production

According to the developers, their primary goal is to enhance safety by replacing human roles with robots, reducing risks, and promoting more secure and efficient operations.
Ukraine's Cobra drone now in serial production
Ukrainian dron Cobra. Photo: gorod.dp.ua

The Ukrainian drone Cobra, developed by a team in Kryvyi Rih in the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, has been launched into mass production, as reported by the state project Drone Army.

Why does it matter? Ukraine’s commitment to defense against Russia’s invasion is evident in its plans to significantly scale up drone production in 2024. This signals a strategic, long-term approach to enhance military capabilities and resilience.

“The main idea behind the project is to reduce the number of people risking their lives by replacing them with robots, specifically drones,” said the developers.

The production cost of the Cobra is approximately $2000, making it more affordable than foreign or Ukrainian counterparts in the same class. To reduce costs, the developers opted to use metal instead of composite materials. This drone boasts a flight range of 300 km and a payload capacity of 15 kg.

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Ukraine has actively employed drones since the early days of the Russian invasion as a cost-effective and efficient means of surveillance and strikes. Subsequently, this tactic has been adopted by Russia, which is now also bolstering these capabilities. Additionally, Russia utilizes kamikaze drones of Iranian design for strikes against Ukraine, claiming they are assembled in Russian factories.

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