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.