Tue. Sep 26th, 2023
Ukraine’s Defense Minister Predicts More Drones and Attacks

Ukraine’s Digital Transformation Minister, Mykhailo Fedorov, has stated that Ukraine will be able to carry out more attacks on Russian ships using drones. Fedorov made this statement after a series of recent sea raids near Crimea. He confidently claimed that there will be an increase in the number of drones and attacks, resulting in fewer Russian ships in the region in the future.

Over the past week, Ukraine has conducted multiple attacks on Russia’s Black Sea fleet in and around the Crimean peninsula, which was annexed by Russia in 2014. Ukraine has now taken direct responsibility for these attacks, signaling a growing confidence in its military capabilities.

Fedorov revealed that the Ukrainian government has invested heavily in the country’s drone industry, resulting in significant growth. He stated that aerial drone production has increased by over 100 times in just a year. Fedorov further predicted that this growth could reach up to 120 to 140 times by the end of this year compared to the previous one.

Furthermore, Ukraine is currently testing AI systems that can detect targets from several kilometers away and guide drones towards them, even in situations where external communication is disrupted due to electronic warfare measures. Fedorov emphasized the importance of AI in locating and destroying targets efficiently and highlighted the active use of such technologies, including the ability to recognize targets in forested areas.

While Russia has acknowledged a recent missile attack by Ukraine that damaged one of its warships and a submarine, they claim to have successfully repelled all drone attacks.

Ukraine’s increasing capabilities in drone technology and its utilization of AI systems for targeting further strengthen its position in the ongoing tensions between Ukraine and Russia.