UK to send 10,000 drones to Ukraine – POLITICO

Shapps made the announcement after meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

“I am increasing our commitment to arming Ukraine with cutting-edge new drones sourced directly from Britain’s leading defense industry – straight from the factory floor to the frontline. I encourage international partners to join Britain in this effort,” Shapps said in a statement.

Drones have played an outsized role in the conflict in Ukraine, both for surveillance and attack purposes, helping to compensate for the relative lack of troops in Kiev.

In February, Zelenskyy announced a new “Unmanned Systems Forces,” a new section of the Ukrainian Armed Forces that will bring the military’s use of drones under a single command.

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