Backfire attack drone, which is resistant to Russian “electronic warfare” has been signed off for mass production in Ukraine.
Deputy Prime Minister for Innovation, Education, Science and Technology Development Mykhailo Fedorov said, “has passed the commission of the Defense Ministry and is awaiting an operating permit.”
Fedorov said, the Backfire drone has showed good results at the frontlines, which has been used to attack ammunition depots, logistic units and command posts and has a range of 35 kilometers.
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The Minister said, “The ‘bird’ has passed the commission of the Defense Ministry and is awaiting an operating permit.
“This means that the government will be able to officially purchase these drones. The team of developers is already preparing for the mass production of UAVs.
He added, “In recent two months, the military completed at least 50 successful missions. The developers cooperate with the Angry Birds combined detachments of the AFU [Armed Forces of Ukraine] which help to improve the drone.”
Fedorov said the Backfire is an attack drone made by Ukrainian developers as part of the Brave1 defense cluster.
Fedorov said, “Thanks to a GPS antenna, which cannot be suppressed, the drone is very resistant to enemy electronic warfare.
“Also, due to a full autonomy of the drone, the Russian forces cannot detect its coordinates as well as coordinates of its ground crew. This will protect operators.
“We continue to increase the number of drones at the front.
“If you also already have developments that will help the defense forces, you may apply through the Brave1 platform.”