The relevant statement was made by Ihor Krynychko, Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Skyassist Research and Production Company LLC, in a commentary to Ukrinform.
“Finally, we can say that mass production has already been launched. And now it is ongoing,” Krynychko said.
In his words, the company has managed to establish ties with the necessary component part manufacturers, not only Chinese but also those from Israel, Canada, Taiwan, and other countries.
According to Krynychko, just about a week ago, a commission of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry endorsed a decision to provide access to the operation of Sirko UAV in the troops.
“Codification is now underway. In my opinion, the state is not doing everything smoothly in these conditions, but I see that they are working very thoroughly in this area,” Krynychko noted.
So far, public procurement has not been considered. The UAVs are purchased for the military with volunteer funds. Developers have already collected feedback on their practical use and are preparing to present the Sirko 2 model in the coming weeks.
Krynychko mentioned that the company had received feedback from Ukrainian defenders in the Kupiansk direction, as well as the Kherson and Mykolaiv regions.
In June 2023, the company shipped about 100 Sirko UAVs for the military. Meanwhile, the production capacity is about 800-1,000 UAVs per month.
The combat version is also under development, Krynychko added.