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IDEX 2023: Ukrainian industry highlights loitering munitions and UAVs

21st February 2023 - 12:00 GMT | by Harry Lye, Matty Todhunter in Abu Dhabi


The RAM II loitering munition on display at IDEX 2023. (Photo: Harry Lye)

Ukraine's defence industry highlighted a number of systems at IDEX, including UAVs and a loitering munition, as well as the Neptune missile system reportedly used in the sinking of the Russian cruiser Moskva.

At IDEX 2023, Ukrainian industry is showcasing several systems, including a loitering munition already in service with the country's armed forces and several types of UAV.

The RAM 2 system is billed as being able to deploy within ten minutes and has a 'return to home' feature.

According to the National Association of Ukrainian Defense Industries (NAUDI), the weapon system is produced in Ukraine and is in active service. A representative described the system as 'cost-effective' compared to comparable platforms.

RAM 2 has a tactical range of 30+km and has maximum combat load of 3kg.

It can carry several different warhead types,

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Harry Lye


Harry Lye

Harry Lye was Senior Naval Reporter at Shephard Media.

Harry joined the company in 2021, …

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Matty Todhunter


Matty Todhunter

Matty Todhunter is the UAS Analyst for Shephard Media's Defence Insight. Before joining Shephard, Matty graduated with …

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