The U.S. based company announced that it will provide the unmanned aircraft systems and operational training services to Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense and territorial defense forces amid the ongoing war against Russia.
- AeroVironment’s Quantix Recon UAS is a lightweight, easily deployable, fully automated reconnaissance solution that provides on-demand actionable intelligence using high-resolution, georeferenced terrain, vegetation and infrastructure imagery. With its unique hybrid vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) design, Quantix Recon combines the VTOL advantages of a multirotor drone with the range, speed and efficiency of a fixed-wing unmanned aircraft.
- The donation is separate from other AeroVironment systems already being provided to Ukraine by the U.S. Government.
- The first half of the donated Quantix Recon UAS shipment is expected to be delivered this week with operational training commencing immediately.
Wahid Nawabi, CEO AeroVironment: “As the Ukraine military’s fight to protect their homeland and defend their nation’s freedom against Russia’s invasion intensifies, their need for solutions that can offer force protection and force multiplication capabilities continues. This donation will provide operators with a tool that can fly undetected by enemy forces and unaffected by radio frequency jammers to deliver accurate and rapid reconnaissance of remote, inaccessible areas of the dynamically changing battlefield.