Three Ukrainian manufacturers to receive $1 million each for development against enemy UAVs - Ministry of Digital Transformation
Based on the results of the Drone Hackathon Anti-Shahed, three Ukrainian manufacturers were selected and will receive $1 million each to implement and scale their developments against enemy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). It is now critical to create alternative systems to counter Iranian drones.
This was reported by the Ministry of Communities, Territories and Infrastructure of Ukraine on Facebook.
At the Anti-Shahed Drone Hackathon held on 24-25 June, more than 200 developers, engineers, cyber specialists and enthusiasts presented their projects aimed at creating advanced systems and technologies to detect, track and destroy enemy drones. The event brought together experts and innovative thinkers who are committed to developing effective solutions for the Ukrainian Defence Forces.
After evaluating and analysing the projects presented at the Drone Hackathon Anti-Shahed, three winners were selected. Each of them will receive $1 million to implement and scale their technological developments.
"Virtually every day, Ukrainian infrastructure is attacked by Iranian drones. In May alone, at least 400 Shaheds were launched at Ukraine. In total, at least 1,200 attack drones have been launched into Ukraine since September last year. Ukrainian specialists are capable of surprising the world and effectively countering an enemy invasion. Our task is to support the developers as much as possible and create conditions for the mass production of alternative systems to counter the Iranian Shahedin," said Oleksandr Kubrakov, Vice Prime Minister for Reconstruction of Ukraine, Minister of Communities, Territories and Infrastructure.
According to Deputy Prime Minister for Innovation, Education, Science and Technology Mykhailo Fedorov, it is now critical to create alternative systems to counter the Iranian Shahed.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, the Ukrainian "Army of Drones" continues to destroy Russian invaders and their weapons in various parts of the frontline. Thanks to these strike UAVs, several pieces of enemy equipment worth millions of dollars were "demilitarised" in Luhansk region in two days.