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Zelenskyy convened meeting regarding drones and EW project

Zelenskyy convened meeting regarding drones and EW project Photo: President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

Ukraine plans to simplify and increase the production of all types of UAVs this year, stated President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

According to him, a three-hour meeting with military officials on drone production took place today.

"We have updated and detailed production plans for the current year for all types of UAVs: FPV, bombers, reconnaissance, as well as long-range drones for special missions," the president wrote on his Telegram page.

The meeting discussed how to ensure flexibility in the Ukrainian defense industry. The president noted that the frontline needs are constantly changing, so drone manufacturers must respond to them promptly.

"Important decisions were made regarding streamlining procurement procedures, importing components, increasing ammunition production for drones, and training operators," Zelenskyy revealed.

The meeting also discussed the construction project of a comprehensive electronic warfare (EW) management system to protect Ukrainian soldiers and equipment from Russian drones.

Zelenskyy mentioned that this system is already being tested in certain areas. However, there are plans to scale the project across the entire frontline.

Production of drones in Ukraine

Recently, the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, promised to "surprise" Russia with drones and EW systems manufactured in our country.

Meanwhile, the Minister for Strategic Industries, Oleksandr Kamyshin, stated that Ukraine has caught up with Russia in the number of produced drones, which are analogous to the Shahed ones.

He also noted that Ukraine is making progress in the production of other combat drones.

Additionally, in March, the Deputy Minister for Strategic Industries, Hanna Hvozdiar, mentioned that this year the production figures for Ukrainian drones could reach two million.

For more details on how a million drones might affect the course of the war, refer to the material by RBC-Ukraine.