Right on target: Ukrainian-Polish recon and attack drone successfully tested

18:30, 14 September 2017
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Sokil, the new reconnaissance and attack unmanned aerial vehicle, is a product of successful cooperation of Ukraine-based Chezara with its Polish partners.

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According to Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov, who spoke at Chernihiv region’s Honcharivske training ground following the UAV tests, one of the tasks set by the NSDC before the national defense industry was "to establish production of high-quality unmanned aerial vehicles for combat use."

Read also"Perfect spy": journalists learn details about brand new Ukrainian UAVAs UNIAN reported earlier, the reconnaissance and attack complex “Sokil”, which was tested Thursday, consists of one reconnaissance drones and three attack UAVs, which makes it capable of locating and accurately hitting targets Depending on tasks set, Sokol employs highly explosive or thermobaric ammunition.

Read alsoYear of Ukrainian arms: smashing "Thunder" and "Missile Shield""The tests were a success. They demonstrated the effectiveness of these unmanned systems. The next step is to put them into service and use them effectively in combat conditions," Turchynov said.

The Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, after a meeting with manufacturers and the military, said that in the near future new models of UAVs "of significantly greater range and with more powerful combat features will be presented."

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