This was said by Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov after the tests, Censor.NET reports citing the NSDC press service.
According to him, the new operational-tactical unmanned system, "capable of conducting reconnaissance, coordinating fire, providing radio-electronic combat-resistant communications at an operational depth up to 200 km, while in the air for up to 24 hours" was successfully flight-tested. A combat unmanned system that can carry a powerful high-explosive or thermobaric payload and accurately hit targets deep in the enemy rear.
"These unmanned systems were created by Ukrainian gunsmiths in cooperation with our foreign partners," Turchynov said.
In addition, Ukrainian lightweight multipurpose helicopters Scout and AK1-3 demonstrated their high-performance flight characteristics.
According to the N SDC secretary, these helicopters are capable of carrying out border guard tasks, reconnaissance missions and early reporting, "as well as taking part in combat missions being armed with advanced weapons, destroying targets both day and night, particular, operating in the unmanned mode."
The upgraded ZU-23-2 anti-aircraft gun was also tested. "Combining this robust anti-aircraft system with an electronic system for automatic target detection and fire control will accurately eliminate air and land targets, including UAVs in service with the Russian army," he stressed.
"An important part of this upgrade is the ability, achieved thanks to an automated system, to remotely control fire of several anti-aircraft systems simultaneously, from protected positions, without endangering the lives of our servicemen," the NSDC secretary added.
New ammunition manufactured in Ukraine was also demonstrated and tested at the proving ground, namely, RS-80 missiles, suitable for use in various applications, and a high-explosive fragmentation projectile for the widespread MT-12 Rapira guns.
"All the new tested inventions developed by the Ukrainian defense industry have shown their high efficiency and will considerably boost our military capability after being adopted by the Army," Turchynov summed up.