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Ukraine approves artifiicial intelligence-enabled Saker drone for use in combat

8th September 2023 - 13:00 GMT | by Sam Cranny-Evans in London


Ukraine's Saker drone complex has been approved for AI-enabled combat use. (Photo: Saker UAV)

The Ukrainian Ministry of Defence has greenlit the Saker Scout drone complex, featuring advanced AI-driven target detection and engagement capabilities, for combat deployment.

The Ukrainian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has approved the Saker Scout drone complex with AI-enabled target detection and engagement for use in combat, according to a 4 September post on the ministry's official Telegram account.

The complex consists of a flagship reconnaissance UAV that is supported by first-person-view kamikaze drones that are adjusted according to co-ordinates received from the reconnaissance drone, the post said.

The system includes Saker software, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to conduct target detection – even in the presence of camouflage – and automatically transmit the target co-ordinates to the command post. 

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Sam Cranny-Evans


Sam Cranny-Evans

Sam is a freelance defence analyst and consultant, as well as a RUSI Associate Fellow. …

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