Canada may give Ukraine 300 FLIR SkyRanger R70 drones that can search for chemical weapons and track smartphones
The Ukrainian Armed Forces may receive new drones in the near future. There is a possibility that Canada will send FLIR SkyRanger R70 drones.
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Ukraine's Economic Development Minister Yulia Svyrydenko sent a request to Canada for 300 drones last year. The issue was not considered, but a positive outcome may now be facilitated by the Canadian Commercial Corporation.
The drones are being assembled in Ontario. The FLIR SkyRanger R70 drones feature thermal imaging and electronic warfare protection. Teledyne drones recognize people, track smartphones, and find chemical weapons.
Drones can be equipped with a system for dropping munitions. The quadcopter can stay in the air for 40-50 minutes depending on the mode of use. The range of communication is 5 km.
The FLIR SkyRanger R70 is capable of speeds up to 50 km/h. The quadcopter has IP54 and MIL-STD-810G protection. The camera can record video and take photos at a 30x (optical) and 60x (digital) zoom.
Source: National Post