Ukrainian Drone-maker Shifts Factory to Poland

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Ukrainian Drone-maker Shifts Factory to Poland
PD-1 fixed-wing VTOL UAV displayed at UMEX 2020 @UkrSpecSystems

Ukraine’s UkrSpecSystems will move production activities to its new facility in Poland.

In a Facebook post on July 4, the company said it will start producing PD-2 drones in the neighboring country.

“In the first days of the war, our office in Kyiv was partially damaged. Fortunately, there were no casualties. But we were forced to move and set up temporary offices and production sites in the western part of Ukraine as soon as possible,”the company said in the post. “During the last four months, the products of UkrSpecSystems LLC were actively used in the conduct of the military action. They have proven themselves reliable and effective weapons to oppose the Russian forces. In the following posts, we will share more about the experience of using the PD-2 systems."

“To ensure the needs of the Ukrainian army, we have taken an unprecedented step and are currently moving to a new office and setting up the production of PD-2 complexes in Poland, jointly and with the support of our partners,” UkrSpecSystems stated.

PD-2 vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) UAV can be deployed for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions, artillery fire spotting and correction, and general support missions. The drone has a length of 2.85m, height of 1.02m, and wingspan of up to 5m. It has a maximum take-off weight of 55kg, 8+ hour endurance, 5000m service ceiling and range of around 1000km. It is available in different configurations including PD-2 VTOL, PD-2 fixed-wing with 4m wingspan, and PD-2 fixed-wing with 5m wingspan. PD-2’s design allows the airframe configuration to be changed on the go within 15 minutes to meet the different mission requirements.

PD-2’s cameras have a five-fold optical zoom on the thermal imager and up to 30x zoom on the daytime camera. It can precisely determine the coordinates of objects at a distance of over 5km. The drone camera can automatically track the target’s movements.

The UAV uses military communication standards with pseudo-random rearrangement of operating frequencies, making it resistant to EW countermeasures of both navigation and control channels.

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