Mykhailo Fedorov, Deputy Prime Minister for Innovation, Development of Education, Science and Technology, Minister of Digital Transformation, said that Ukraine plans to improve the base for training drone operators.
Source: Mykhailo Fedorov in an interview “Reuters“
Details: The minister reported that Ukraine has trained 20,000 drone operators since the launch of the grant program for military training in private schools in early 2023.
There were 20 such schools, he added.
Direct speech: “We pay for every service member that comes to these schools. Now we have a plan to turn this into a larger state program and individually modernize and upgrade several training centers and get them up and running at a high level.”
This was preceded by:
- On February 6, President Volodymyr Zelensky instructed the Cabinet of Ministers to create an Unmanned Systems Force in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
- Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov said that in 2024, Ukraine will produce thousands of long-range dronescapable of delivering deep strikes on Russia, and already has up to 10 companies that produce drones capable of reaching Moscow and St. Petersburg.