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Ukrainians successfully tested Lancet-type drones

Ukrainians successfully tested Lancet-type drones Ukrainian Minister of Digitalization Mykhailo Fedorov (photo: Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

In a few months, the Defense Forces will receive hundreds of kamikaze drones developed by Ukraine, based on the Russian Lancets, reports the Minister of Digitalization Mykhailo Fedorov.

"A few days ago, we tested Lancet-type products. There were four campaigns, and two were successful. It was raining, snowing, windy, and in these conditions, two hit the target. One didn't take off because it didn't want to lose its board, and the fourth failed because there was a problem with the camera," he said.

Fedorov did not say when these drones will be put into production, but he estimates that it will be a matter of months.

"It is difficult to reach thousands, but hundreds can be produced in a few months," he said.

The drones of this design are controlled by video, which allows them to guide and correct their movement during a hit.

In addition, they have a target acquisition function that allows them to aim at a target in the last 300-500 meters before hitting it without direct communication with the drone.

Ukrainian-made drones and electronic warfare systems

The Ukrainian army already has dozens of domestically produced drones in service. These are not only unmanned aerial vehicles, but also surface drones.

Earlier, Minister of Strategic Industries Oleksandr Kamyshin said that Ukraine had launched mass production of a domestic analog of the Shahed.

Ukraine is also developing its own analog of the Russian Lancet kamikaze drone, which is already being tested at the front.

Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov said that Ukraine has already caught up with Russia in terms of the number of long-range kamikaze drones. According to him, Ukraine has ambitions to bring the production of UAVs to the market and open it up to entrepreneurs.

To learn more about what is electronic warfare and how does it affect the course of the war between Ukraine and Russia, read RBC-Ukraine's article.