• 13/06/2024 04:26

In 2024, Ukraine caught up with the Russian Federation in terms of production of kamikaze drones

We are talking about analogues of “Shahed-131” and “Shahed-13″6, as well as in the production of other attack drones.

In 2024, Ukraine caught up with the Russian Federation in terms of production of kami drones Smetanin, General Director of JSC Ukrainian Defense industryIn 2024, Ukraine caught up with the Russian Federation in terms of production of kamikaze drones. In particular, analogues of “Shahed-131” and “Shahed-13″6, as well as other attack drones.

About this said General Director of Ukroboronprom German Smetanin in an interview with ArmyInform.

“We have already signed a number of contracts with private manufacturers, this mainly concerns licensed production. So, in particular, we are talking about the production of drones – private enterprises cannot provide the required quantity, so we sign a licensing agreement and our enterprises are involved in production,” – noted Smetanin. .

According to him, this yielded results, and in 2024 Ukraine caught up with Russia in the production of kamikaze drones similar to Shahed-131 and Shahed-136, as well as in the production of other attack drones.

In addition, work on cooperation with private companies continues. A large number of private development enterprises and scientists have been involved in the development of new types of weapons.

“There are more innovative developments, there are those that are relevant for tomorrow. We urgently need to increase production, so we are entering into cooperation with these manufacturers, and thus ensuring the supply of necessary weapons to the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” the head added. “Ukroboronprom”.

  • 70% of the value of all Defense Acquisition Agency agreements in 2024 will come from domestic manufacturers. In some areas, such as UAVs, the Agency allocated almost 100% of the funds for contracting with domestic manufacturers.
  • Ukroboronprom enterprises are gradually moving to the production of NATO caliber ammunition. We are talking about 60-mm mortar mines.
  • President Vladimir Zelensky previously said that Kyiv can produce more weapons than it has its own funds for. Ukraine will work with partners to produce weapons in the country with foreign funds.

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