16:58 15 Apr 2024

United to win: Ukraine to receive €3 mln for FPV drones from Lithuania and 450 UAVs from Canada

Photo: General Staff of Ukraine's armed forces

During the leadership group's extraordinary meeting of the Drone Coalition, held the day prior, Ukraine updated its partners on the battlefield situation. It expressed the urgent need to defend against enemy attacks.

The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reported this.

Results of the meeting:

  • Canada will begin the transfer of 450 multi-purpose SkyRanger air defense systems in the summer.
  • Lithuania will allocate 3 million euros to produce FPV drones for Ukraine.
  • The Netherlands has confirmed its intention to contract a batch of Heidrun RQ-35 drones for 200 million euros in cooperation with Denmark and Germany.
  • Germany will transfer VECTOR 211 reconnaissance drones.

"The situation at the front changes every day. The enemy continues to attack civilian objects, especially energy infrastructure. We need tools for asymmetric response. The time to discuss solutions is running out; we need it now," Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Kateryna Chernohorenko addressed the meeting participants.

Latvian Defense Minister Andris Spruds urged those present to remember every day that the war continues. It's time for all participants to support the initiative, which is gaining momentum and waiting for new countries to join.

For reference:

The Drone Coalition was officially launched within the Ukraine Defense Contact Group framework. Great Britain and Latvia are the coalition's co-leaders. Denmark, Estonia, Lithuania, Canada, the Netherlands, Germany, and Sweden also joined the Coalition.


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