Canada is negotiating the supply of hundreds of modern drones to Ukraine: Media learned the details
Last summer, First Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development of Ukraine, Yulia Svyrydenko, requested high-tech Teledyne FLIR SkyRanger R70 drones from Canada, which are absolutely immune to Russian electronic warfare. It's about the need for 300 of such drones.
In a letter to Canadian Minister of National Defense Anita Anand and Ministerof Finance, Chrystia Freeland, it was stated that these UAVs are the only product on the market that meets all the operational requirements of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The National Post reported it.
According to media reports, Ukraine has developed several domestic unmanned aerial vehicles, but they have serious limitations, including vulnerability to Russian electronic warfare. This, in turn, limits the ability to use such drones at night and in bad weather.
Therefore, the Ukrainian army needs high-tech Canadian-made Teledyne FLIR SkyRanger R70 drones, which have thermal imaging, signal interception, and even chemical weapons detection capabilities. It is noted that Ukraine has requested 300 drones as assistance from Canada. The estimated cost of such drones can reach $150 million.
The National Post notes that the Teledyne FLIR SkyRanger R70 UAVs allow to determine where the enemy's phones are located and can even identify people. The request for drones has not been a priority until recently, but the newspaper's sources suggest that the Canadian Commercial Corporation, which is mandated to help governments abroad access goods from Canada, is now involved in the upcoming deal.
As a reminder, the Canadian government has decided to transfer four more Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine. In total, the Ukrainian army will receive eight units of this military equipment.
Earlier, the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, said that Crimea will always be Ukraine. The politician noted that his country once again reaffirmed its commitment to Ukrainians and the principles for which they are fighting.
As OBOZREVATEL reported, Trudeau said that his country is ready to expand the flight program to include Ukrainian pilots for training. Kyiv has such a request today, and Ottawa is constantly negotiating how to help Ukraine more and better.
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