Fedorov told how Ukraine established the production of drones: The state was deprived of its monopoly | News of Ukraine


Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation Mikhail Fedorov told publication Financial Times about how Ukraine has established drone production.

According to him, if Ukraine wants to develop its own military industry, then it needs a transition to a free market.

β€œWe have revolutionized the bureaucracy regarding drones. For companies producing drones, we have reduced taxes and eliminated duties on components,” Fedorov said.

He noted that the state was deprived of its monopoly on weapons production and created β€œthe best conditions in the world for entrepreneurs.”

The minister said that Ukraine has increased the production of FPV drones a thousand times over the year thanks to cooperation with the private sector.

β€œA large number of factories are now opening to produce ammunition for FPV drones,” the Deputy Prime Minister concluded.

  • In September, the Ukrainian-made Ironclad unmanned robot began to be tested on the front line: it has a turret, a thermal imaging camera, an armored shell and can accelerate to 20 km.
  • Fedorov promised more Ukrainian drone attacks on Russian ships as Ukrainian drone production in 2023 increased more than 100 times compared to 2022.
  • Ukraine is developing its own analogue of the Russian kamikaze drone Lancet, called Perun. According to the head of the Ministry of Digital Development, there are manufacturers who have already made the corresponding product.

See also: Secret drones went to the front. Fedorov: They have already proven themselves on the battlefield – video

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Source: liga.net


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