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✈ “Dovbush” Drones — for the Victory of the Armed Forces of Ukraine! | Volodymyr Yatsenko

Let’s talk about the war and Christ­mas gifts. Some­how, this year’s top­ics can be com­bined because a lot of good and pleas­ant news from the front is com­ing in. Let’s not talk about such gifts.

Intrigue in the East is test­ing the new Ukrain­ian recon­nais­sance drone Dovbush T‑10. Dovbush is a mul­ti­func­tion­al UAV that can be upgrad­ed into a recon­nais­sance or strike drone thanks to the lat­est soft­ware and spe­cial equip­ment. The Ukrain­ian drone is inac­ces­si­ble to ene­my elec­tron­ic coun­ter­mea­sures and air defense forces. Longer ones are ready for free and are hand­ed over to the defense forces.

Well, actu­al­ly, with the devel­op­er of Ukrain­ian drones, the ini­tia­tor of the Ukrain­ian drone pro­duc­tion project, Volodymyr Yat­senko, we want to talk. Just now live, we con­grat­u­late you, Mr. Volodymyr, on your first Christ­mas. Yes, good evening. Tell me, please, let’s start with the lat­est news. Add 10. We’ve been wait­ing a long time for a seri­ous, strong one to appear. We just saw a mul­ti­func­tion­al drone. What kind of bird is it, what are its main tasks, and is it already at the front? Yes, def­i­nite­ly. This is not a new devel­op­ment. We have been work­ing on it almost since the begin­ning of the war.

By plane, and now, well, it is already in the process of run­ning; that is, train­ing is going on, the use of our planes is going on, and today the main task is to increase the pro­duc­tion of these devices and to ensure their use in dif­fi­cult weath­er con­di­tions, which are now present in our win­ter and very often very dif­fi­cult weath­er con­di­tions. That is, we are now aim­ing at such things, and the use is already there. And this is already a sta­ble process.

Look, we can already talk about mass pro­duc­tion. If we start­ed with a capac­i­ty of sev­er­al a day, we have now opened a new pro­duc­tion. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, this pro­duc­tion is not in Ukraine; it is in one of the coun­tries of Europe, where we pro­duce a lot of con­tacts. That is, we switched from pur­chas­ing from a Chi­nese super­mar­ket to our own pro­duc­tion. Today, it is a very high-tech pro­duc­tion. We can only say that we wait­ed for equip­ment for more than 5–6 months to start such pro­duc­tion, and this almost held us back from the amount that we can pro­duce in a day. But now, I think it’s unin­tel­li­gi­ble it won’t be one two three, and it’s a num­ber that will exceed 10 or more per day. That is, you under­stand that this is a very seri­ous num­ber that will def­i­nite­ly be sig­nif­i­cant for our armed forces. The per­cent­age of sur­vival of these birds is how much they are.

You can’t see them well, how maneu­ver­able they are, and how much Well, so that they don’t serve as tar­gets, so that they don’t serve as chess, come on, and how easy it is to con­trol them. Because we said last time that but not 80% of loss­es. These are human errors, so look here, what’s the point, what if it’s a house­hold toy and is very easy to man­age. And if we have severe weath­er.

You under­stand the con­di­tions. As a pilot of a large plane, if the weath­er con­di­tions are bad, the fog is very strong, the wind is very strong, that is, the sur­face of the plane is cov­ered with an ice crust, then you def­i­nite­ly need skills and expe­ri­ence in order to cope with such weath­er con­di­tions. Pilots of large planes. Here I will sim­ply show you such a pic­ture. If you can see it, then you can see this wing. And this is ice on ice growth that grows in adverse weath­er con­di­tions, and this def­i­nite­ly improves the qual­i­ty of all air­planes, regard­less of who man­u­fac­tures them.

The Shahids suf­fer in the same way from such weath­er con­di­tions, how long have they not been detect­ed or detect­ed by fish and anti-air­craft defense, and how suc­cess­ful are they in resist­ing fish? They are almost not detect­ed to date. I have sta­tis­tics; only three planes were shot down by ene­my anti-air­craft defense, but there are.

Rap tools that today jam satel­lite nav­i­ga­tion sig­nals, and this is a prob­lem that can be solved only by the oper­a­tor’s spe­cial­ty and the pilot’s spe­cial­ty. This sit­u­a­tion is the same for every­one. That is, if the pilot can fly the plane with­out such nav­i­ga­tion, then he per­forms the task. If he can­not fly, then he def­i­nite­ly can­not and per­form the task. And we come out of it talk­ing about Iran­ian moped drones. They launch them and under­stand that if there is no GPS sig­nal, this plane is sit­ting among civil­ians in civil­ian objects. This dis­tin­guish­es us from the ene­my aggres­sor because we can­not use our planes like that. Now, for us, the task is to make such means of nav­i­ga­tion that will be guar­an­teed to hit real­ly mil­i­tary objects.

Please tell me, Mr. Volodymyr, when we talked with you on the air of Marathon lit­er­al­ly a month and three ago, you said that you assessed the need for defense forces only for those on the front line some­where in 500–600 birds, and close to the New Year.

It is pos­si­ble to get as close to this num­ber as pos­si­ble to get as close to this num­ber as pos­si­ble. The needs of the Ukrain­ian defense forces are still great, but in such recon­nais­sance birds, look, we are pro­duc­ing a uni­ver­sal air­craft that can be used in all mis­sions, not only as a scout, this cor­rec­tor This.

A plane that can hit the ene­my, that is, my assess­ment, the assess­ment has not changed; you know the front line is at least 10 kilo­me­ters long. One plane must work on this line, and it must work con­stant­ly because you see what is being done today. Yes, today they use the same Bah­mut.

Night vision devices, they attack some­where at night, and you have to work con­stant­ly 24/7, that is, if before they were large groups that were clear­ly vis­i­ble, now they are sub­ver­sive groups that need to be con­stant­ly mon­i­tored and fol­lowed con­stant­ly. And if they have night vision devices, what optics are on, if about that.

It is pos­si­ble to talk about what kind of eyes these are. And this is not a secret. Look, all the man­u­fac­tur­ers use ordi­nary cam­eras. There are ther­mal imag­ing cam­eras that allow you to see every­thing that is there, and every­one can be seen very well. Here it is only a ques­tion of the qual­i­fi­ca­tions of the oper­a­tors who work. That is, there are no such tech­ni­cal com­pli­ca­tions as they say for.

To watch and see the pic­ture 24/7. Please tell me again; last time we talked about the fact that you already touched on this top­ic a lit­tle bit. I want to return to it about the fact that you will move on to the devel­op­ment of your unique tech­no­log­i­cal solu­tions. And sep­a­rate­ly talked about the fact that on very inter­est­ing soft­ware you were devel­op­ing then.

How much progress has been made along this path of cre­at­ing your own tech­no­log­i­cal solu­tions? You say that the ene­my has already man­aged to shoot down three birds. Are you not afraid that they are steal­ing some­thing inter­est­ing from your solu­tions? How do they do it the best? See, it is very dif­fi­cult to do, and today I want these there.

They are talk­ing; the plane flew for 300 to 400 km. Today. The most impor­tant thing is with what epoch error will work. This plane, and the main task, is the devel­op­ment of high-pre­ci­sion weapons. If our planes will be able to deliv­er.

Hits with an error of some­where 1–2 meters, you under­stand, and it is Ukraine that will have such devel­op­ments, we auto­mat­i­cal­ly move into the top league of weapons man­u­fac­tur­ers in the whole world because such are from coun­tries with such high-pre­ci­sion weapons. Well, you can hear every­thing over there. There is anoth­er one, yes, you can count on the fin­gers of one hand the progress that is now in Ukraine and the com­mu­ni­ty.

Cre­at­ed around the pro­duc­tion, includ­ing drones, they allow us to be opti­mistic. I believe that in a few months, we will get close to equip­ment that can be called high-pre­ci­sion weapons. Yes, the first way is def­i­nite­ly drones. But then it can be extend­ed to all oth­er weapons.

Mr. Volodymyr, please tell me if you are the same opti­mistic about drones for mar­itime pur­pose, tell me about. Maybe you know some­thing, hear at what stage we are in the pro­duc­tion of exact­ly such mar­itime drones. If they are birds, then they are obvi­ous­ly fish. Look at the tech­nol­o­gy alone, and as I say, if Ukraine becomes.

To have high-pre­ci­sion weapons, it will def­i­nite­ly be for a very long time; some­where we will be a head high­er than our ene­my. I can say that today the most influ­en­tial experts are work­ing on this top­ic, whether it will be a boat or an air­plane, you under­stand. Ter­ror­ists from the gas sec­tor; they are gen­er­al­ly mis­siles do with.

Sew­er pipes; there is noth­ing dif­fi­cult here. But the main and most impor­tant thing is to have equip­ment for apply­ing a high-pre­ci­sion blow. We under­stand whether we are wait­ing for pleas­ant sur­pris­es, but God grant that Christ­mas will give us such inspi­ra­tion in pro­duc­tion and the spir­it to do so.

All our plans have come true. Thank you, Mr. Volodymyr, co-founder of monobank and UAV man­u­fac­tur­er Dovbush. Was on the air Volodymyr Yat­senko this. We are very grate­ful to him.

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