Ukrainian officials plan to make more drones in 2024 to defend against Russia. They want to focus on making FPV drones for spying and attacks. The Minister of Strategic Industry, Oleksandr Kamishin, said they made over 50,000 FPV drones in December. They aim to make 10,000 medium-range attack drones and 1,000 long-range ones. They want to overwhelm Russian forces with many drones, but they need to make even more to reach their goal of one million drones in 2024. Ukrainians understand that modern warfare demands more and better drones. The Russians have persistently attacked with clear intentions since the beginning. To defend themselves, Ukrainians recognize the critical importance of having drones.
But some say they're late in making more drones for the soldiers on the front lines. They have problems because they don't have enough aircraft, and this is risky for their soldiers.
They got many drones from donations, but it's not enough for the big fight with Russia. The article says that Ukraine needs more help than just getting drones from donations.
Kamishin wants to make more than a million drones for Ukraine's forces, trying to address these problems quickly.
Volodymyr Zelensky reacts
President Volodymyr Zelensky is an optimist and hopes that he will succeed in his intentions. The Ukrainian leader hopes that his country will manage to defend itself against the enemy and experience the final victory!
"I am positive about increasing our drone production and about the formation of specialized units.
As for production, we are making one million drones next year. We will make a million. We will do everything to make it so, and I know that it will be so.
I don't like that logistically we are still mired in bureaucratic Soviet processes when 26,000 drones lie in warehouses and fail to reach the front," Zelensky said, as reported by kyivindependent.com!