According to Artem Shcherbakovsky, the Ukrainian development is being tested. It will allow the drone operator to lock onto a target and after pressing just one button, the drone will hit it automatically.
The Ukrainian military has developed a new targeting chip that could increase the efficiency of using FPV drones. Artem Shcherbakovsky, a UAV operator of the combined squad “Angry Birds”, spoke about this on the Espresso TV channel.
According to him, the Ukrainian development will reduce the training requirements for kamikaze drone pilots. Specifically, the targeting chip will allow the drone operator to lock onto a target and press just one button. After this, the target will be hit automatically.
The Ukrainian development is currently being tested, but additional funding is needed. They also plan to test the chip on the battlefield.
Shcherbakovsky explained that the Ukrainian development is an integral part, therefore, due to the lack of a mechanism, it cannot be put into service or gain access to operation.
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Despite this, other manufacturers can purchase the chip and install it in their drones, after which they receive permission to operate and put it into service.
The UAV operator also said that the team does not focus on production capacity or production organization. They plan to bring any development to the final, factory sample, and after that transfer it to others for production. According to him, this will allow products to be scaled quickly and efficiently.
Among other things, Artem Shcherbakovsky told how Ukrainian Backfire unmanned aerial systems have been updated over the past six months.
UAVs have already made about 200 sorties. They can fly a distance of 50 kilometers in one direction, and carry a payload of 5.5 kilograms. In particular, just six months ago they could carry about 4 kilograms.
Thanks to a combination of good solutions, the drone has become unique, because it is difficult for invaders to destroy it and jam it using electronic warfare.
Let us remind you that kamikaze drones have recently appeared in Ukraine, which will allow them to hit enemy targets in poor visibility and even at night. Even in such conditions, the FPV drone transmits high-quality images to the operator and clearly captures human silhouettes.
Now a batch of drones with built-in thermal imagers is ready. They are still planning to be tested before being sent to the front.
Also, drones that can perform tasks at night have also appeared in the Russian army. At the end of December, Russian journalists wrote that the Russian military received the first batch of such drones called “Hortensia 10.” In particular, they can be used not only for reconnaissance, but also for remote mining and bombing.