Ukraine fields 5,000 homegrown drones amid Iran's debut of advanced Shahed-238 UAV
Ukraine has armed its forces with more than 5,000 homegrown drones, but Iran's unveiling of the Shahed-238 – an advanced iteration based on the widely deployed Shahed-136 – could pose challenges to Ukraine’s defence strategies.
In the latest demonstration of domestic UAV production capability, Ukraine has sent more than 2,000 homegrown drones to its forces, alongside 3,000 first-person view (FPV) crafts. As revealed by Ukraine Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov on X (formerly Twitter) last weekend, the 2,000 Ukraine-made drones from the state have been handed over to logistics forces.
‘The batch included “birds” exclusively of Ukrainian production. Among them are copters
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