Since the start of the war in Ukraine, unmanned air systems (UAS), otherwise known as drones, have played an important role in the defense of the country against Russian aggression.
Whether it’s military offensive systems delivering devastating effects on advancing Russian convoys or small drone camera systems providing reconnaissance, air drones have undoubtedly been instrumental in enabling the Ukrainian military to mount an effective defense against the Russian invasion.
However, their true potential to support what every war veteran knows can win or lose a war–logistics–is yet to be unleashed.
Robert Garbett, the founder and CEO of Drone Major Group: “Drones could be used in a myriad of ways: Fast-moving, quiet air drone systems can be used in electronic warfare to disrupt Russian communications on the ground or confuse Russian aircraft; small systems can be used to deliver passive target acquisition beacons that increase the efficacy of strikes.
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- Come Back Alive is one of the largest charitable foundations that supports Ukrainian soldiers, founded by the IT specialist Vitaliy Deynega. The organization collected more than 210 million UAH (more than $7M) in 2014. According to Na chasi, the Patreon page Come Back Alive is in the top ten projects by the number of financial donations.
- Army SOS, which develops drones;
- Everybody Can, an organization that supports internally displaced people;
- Help on the Ministry of Defense website.