• 13/04/2024 16:06

Canada will transfer more than 800 SkyRanger R70 unmanned aerial systems to Ukraine

The cost of these drones exceeds $95 million.

Canada will transfer more than 800 SkyRanger R70 unmanned aerial systems to Ukraine

Canada will transfer unmanned aerial systems to Ukraine Minister of National Defense Bill Blair announced that Canada will transfer more than 800 SkyRanger R70 multi-purpose unmanned aerial systems to Ukraine. This was reported by the press service of the Canadian Ministry of Defense. These drones, valued at more than US$95 million, will assist Ukraine in its courageous fight to protect itself from an illegal and unjustified full-scale Russian invasion,” the statement said.

UAVs have automated and autonomous navigation systems, allowing them to carry a variety of camera systems and payloads to detect and identify targets.

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These features will help Ukrainian operators recognize people, vehicles and any heat sources over a long distance, especially in the dark and bad weather.

“This multi-rotor unmanned aerial vehicle is one of the best of its kind in the world and can operate with a variety of payloads up to 3.5 kilograms, including ammunition,” noted the Canadian Department of Defense.

< >Canada is now working with Ukraine on a training plan and delivery schedule to begin this spring. The transfer is funded by $500 million in military aid to Ukraine announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during his June 2023 visit to Kyiv.

It is clarified that this assistance package will complement the more than 100 high-definition drone cameras that Canada previously donated to Ukraine.

  • The Netherlands is already transferring drones to Ukraine, said Dutch Defense Minister Kaisa Ollongren Kaisa Ollongren.

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