Mykhailo Fedorov, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation, has said that by the end of the year, the production of drones in Ukraine will grow 120 times.
Source: Fedorov in an interview with Reuters
Details: Fedorov noted that in 2023, the production of drones in Ukraine has increased more than 100 times compared to last year.
Quote from Fedorov: "There will be more drones, more attacks, and fewer Russian ships. That’s for sure.
I think it’ll be an increase of around 120 to 140 times by the end of this year if you compare it to the previous one."
More details: The minister says Ukraine is testing artificial intelligence systems that can localise targets several kilometres away and direct drones at them, even if external communication is disrupted by electronic warfare.
- Ukrainska Pravdaʼs sources in the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) reported that the SSUʼs SeaBaby drone hit the Samum missile ship not far from the entrance to Sevastopol Bay.
- For this attack, the special service used an experimental sample of a maritime drone that can work in a storm, hiding from detection behind high waves.
- Later, a photo of the towing of the Russian missile ship Samum, which was hit in the Black Sea by the SSUʼs drone SeaBaby, was published.