Ukraine Launches First Military UAV To Combat Insurgents

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February 9, 2016 | Source: Jaroslaw Adamowski, Defense News

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.