Ukraine successfully tested long-range Lantset-style loitering munitions domestically, the digital minister announced, with serial production possible within months.
Minister: Ukraine has “over five” mass-produced analogs of Russia’s Iranian-made Shahed explosive drones
"We have more than five mass-produced analogs of Shahed-131 [long-range suicide drone]. And there is one type that is analogous to Shahed-136," Ukrainian minister says, adding that those are mass-produced.
Ukraine is rapidly boosting drone production to fulfill military requirements, with a focus on efficiency and diversification of drone models, as per Defense Minister Rustem Umerov.
Ukrainian forces operate hundreds of Vector drones, which get improvements based on the combat use experience.
Russian forces again used occupied Crimea to launch overnight drone attack across Ukraine, employing 19 drones targeting multiple regions; Ukraine's air defenders downed 18 of the UAVs, as per Ukraine's Air Force.
Ukraine responds to artillery shell shortages by intensifying kamikaze drone production, focusing on defense industry collaboration with Western companies, as per Deputy Defense Minister.
Ukrainian engineers have developed and launched the Cobra fixed-wing "kamikaze" drone manufacturing, with a 300 km operational range and 15 kg payload capacity, using riveted steel construction for rapid and affordable production.
Ukraine's military receives its first AQ 400 Scythe drones with a remarkable 750 km range; the manufacturer says it produces 100 Scythes monthly and targets 500 units a month, emphasizing local production.
Ukraine dismantles hi-tech contraband ring that used drones for smuggling cigarettes and monitoring border patrols
Ukrainian border guards successfully apprehended a smuggling group from Volyn that employed drones for contraband smuggling and border patrol surveillance.
Unaware of their role, ordinary Ukrainian citizens contributed to the classified Black Box initiative, leading to the covert development and production of the Beaver suicide drone with an impressive 800 km range
Russian authorities, including Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin and the Ministry of Defense, assert the successful interception of 21 UAVs en route to Moscow, neutralizing them in various regions with no reported casualties or damage.
Ukrainian Deputy PM Mykhailo Fedorov reports thousands of drones produced monthly in Ukraine, intending to outdo Russian UAV advances.
Multiple reports indicate that Russia's combat drone operator training center in Donetsk, occupied by Russian forces since 2014, was hit by an alleged Ukrainian HIMARS strike. Russia's TASS disclosed the facility earlier this year.
The Ukroboronprom CEO confirms mass productions of Ukrainian "kamikaze" drones with a combat range of up to 1,000 km. Additionally, the company supports the production of FPV drones from private firms, further enhancing Ukraine's drone capabilities.
Russo-Ukrainian war, day 618: Russian mil HQ hit in Kherson Oblast; Ukraine “drone army” UAVs responsible for 35% of Russia tank losses
Ukraine's President Zelenskyy appoints Colonel Serhii Lupanchuk as Special Operations Forces chief. "Army of Drones" UAVs destroy Russian tanks. Netherlands provides $530 million military aid. Russo-Ukrainian war remains stalemated. Moldova excludes pro-Russian party from local elections.
From 2-30 October, the Ukrainian military, utilizing UAVs provided by the "Army of Drones" project, destroyed 175 Russian tanks, comprising a significant portion of the 473 total tanks destroyed during this period.
Ukraine seeks to ramp up drone production to tens of thousands per month by year's end to strengthen defense capabilities, Ukraine's Strategic Industries Minister says.
Antonov, Ukraine's aircraft firm, is branching into drones following Russia's invasion, aiming to both diversify from cargo planes and position Ukraine as a top drone tech hub, Reuters says.
Ukrainian "kamikaze" drones attacked a Russian military airfield in Kursk Oblast bordering Ukraine, according to sources in Ukraine's security service.