Ukraine-made SkyKnight drones powered by AI accepted for service

Ukraine-made SkyKnight drones powered by AI accepted for service

The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine has allowed the domestically manufactured SkyKnight unmanned aerial vehicles, resistant to trench e-warfare systems, to be supplied to the Armed Forces.

The Ministry’s press service reported the news on Telegram, Ukrinform saw.

The manufacturer submitted the project to the Ministry of Defense once the streamlined procedure for obtaining an operation permit was put in place.

“SkyKnight 2 is quite fast, powerful and at the same time quiet,” the report reads, adding that the UAV can operate in automatic flight mode. Its maximum payload is 2.5 kg.

The drone is easy to operate, the ministry notes, noting that anyone with the skills of piloting DJI and Autel drones will learn to fly SkyKnight 2 approximately within a week.

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When the operator designates the target, the drone will switch into automatic mode as it will be controlled by the on-board computer.

"Even in case we lose signal due to jamming by enemy e-warfare systems means, the drone will keep flying toward the target designated by the operator," the Ministry of Defense assured.

As Ukrinform reported earlier, the production of multiple-purpose drones is actively developing in Ukraine, where specialized enterprises are working to improve certain features of their UAVs taking into account battlefield conditions and demands.

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