Ukraine Launches First Military UAV To Combat Insurgents

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February 9, 2016 | Originally published by Date Line: February 9 on

WARSAW—The Ukrainian state-owned defense company Ukroboronprom has built the country”s first military unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to bolster Ukraine?s combat against Russia-backed insurgents in the country”s east.
The first batch of three drones was supplied to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Ukrobonoprom said in a statement. The BpAK-MP-1 UAV was built by the firm”s subsidiary Meridian in cooperation with a research team from the Kiev Technical University.
“The path from the design phase to production was just one year,” the statement said.

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