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Drone called WarDog developed in Ukraine: Unique characteristics

Drone called WarDog developed in Ukraine: Unique characteristics Photo: Mykhailo Fedorov (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

Ukrainian engineers have developed a unique drone called WarDog. It is capable of conducting reconnaissance in complex terrain and under the influence of enemy electronic warfare (EW) systems, according to Ukraine's Minister of Digital Transformation, Mykhailo Fedorov.

According to him, the WarDog system can conduct reconnaissance even when the GPS signal is jammed. In addition, the drone can operate in three modes: autonomous, semi-autonomous, and manual.

The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) can operate for up to 60 minutes in the air at a distance of up to 10 km with communication and up to 30 km in autopilot mode. Its speed ranges from 12 to 15 m/s.

"The WarDog drone is already actively contracted within the Drone Army project. The drones successfully perform combat tasks in the Zaporizhzhia and Kharkiv directions. Additionally, WarDog was tested near Kramatorsk - the drone operated under GPS signal suppression conditions at an altitude above 50 meters," - Fedorov said.

Не боїться РЕБів та має автопілот. В Україні розробили унікальний дрон WarDog

Photo: WarDog drone (

He mentioned that a significant advantage of WarDog is its stability in flight despite the absence of a GPS signal. This means the drone remains stable in strong winds, allowing for a clearer image and focus. Data from the military regarding its usage has enabled developers to enhance the functionality of the UAV, making the "artillery eye" even sharper.

Production of drones in Ukraine

Ukraine is significantly increasing the production of drones, which are actively used in the war against Russian occupiers.

In particular, in 2024, it is planned to produce and deliver one million FPV drones to the Ukrainian Armed Forces. This was announced by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy back in December of last year.

For more details on whether such a quantity of drones can change the situation on the front line, see the material by RBC-Ukraine.

Ukrainian Armed Forces use robots on the front line

Earlier, the Ukrainian military demonstrated the use of automated robotic systems on the front line. Thanks to such a complex, ammunition was delivered to the positions.

Later, Ukrainian soldiers, with the help of a kamikaze robot, detonated an important bridge near Bakhmut in the Donetsk region. This complicated the logistics for the Russians.

The Ukrainian Armed Forces also reported testing the SIRKO universal ground robot on the front line, which helps soldiers transport cargo, evacuate the wounded, and conduct reconnaissance of enemy positions.