Ukraine's Defence Ministry signs 16 contracts with Ukrainian drone manufacturers

The Ukrainian Defence Ministry has signed 16 state contracts with Ukrainian drone manufacturers recently.

Source: Ministry of Defence of Ukraine

Details: The ministry announced a joint meeting of representatives of the Ministry of Defence and the General Staff, as well as Ukrainian developers and UAV manufacturers, on Saturday, 28 January.

Quote: "The Ukrainian Defence Ministry will increase the procurement of UAVs for the Armed Forces of Ukraine in 2023. About UAH 20 billion (approximately US$544,055) should be allocated to this segment in 2023, taking into account the needs and requests of the Ukrainian army...

It was noted during the meeting that the Ministry of Defence is deepening cooperation with Ukrainian developers and manufacturers of UAVs. In particular, 16 state contracts with domestic manufacturers of unmanned aerial vehicles have recently been signed. And Ukraine has the easiest procedure in Europe for authorising UAVs for use in the army, thanks to the work carried out by the Ministry of Defence’s specialists."

Details: The Defence Ministry noted that they received 75 applications for UAVs of various types from Ukrainian manufacturers in the period from November 2022 to January 2023, after the introduction of the new approval procedure, which used to take from one and a half to two years and now takes just a few weeks. 13 of them have already received codification, and their technical conditions have been approved. Another three UAVs’ types are at the stage of codification.

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