Ukrainian aviation industry : Ukraine will soon become a trendsetter in the field of unmanned aircraft. It is building a plant where Ukrainiian-Turkish drones will be produced, and even creating its own jet unmanned interceptor. All this was told by the adviser to the head of the office of the President of Ukraine Oleksiy Arestovich. However, the Russian expert in the field of unmanned systems Denis Fedutinov saw in these plans a PR of domestic use.
Arestovich in an interview with the Ukrainiian editorial office of Radio Liberty spoke about the plant, which is being built in Vasilkov. It will be used to assemble “Ukrainian-Turkish drones” “Bayraktar” and “Anka”. “We can talk about jet drones, which are interceptors,” Arestovich boasted.
Commenting on these unmanned plans of the Ukrainian side, Denis Fedutinov told MK: “The presence of the Ukrainian engines of the Motor Sich company in the Turkish unmanned aerial vehicles Bayraktar does not make them a joint Ukrainian-Turkish product. Just like, say, having Austrian-made Rotax engines does not make American Predator reconnaissance and strike drones Austro-American. “
According to the expert, the Ukrainian plans for unmanned aircraft are “an attempt to lean on someone else’s success, calling it joint.”
“This is not the first time this has been done in Ukraine, and Arestovich is only repeating the propaganda mantra once again,” said Denis Fedutinov. “It’s something of an auto-training session designed to build confidence in the internal audience.”
At the same time, the expert believes, the Turkish partners “understand well the real state of affairs of Ukrainian developers of unmanned systems, but put up with such propaganda, since, firstly, this PR is exclusively internal Ukrainian, and secondly, Ukraine pays for it both in money and assistance in the spread of Turkish influence ”.
“As for the competence of Ukraine in the field of unmanned aerial vehicles, local achievements are limited to developments in the category of small class vehicles,” Fedutinov said. – But starting with the tactical “Gorlitsa” and higher in dimension, all projects of unmanned systems announced by Ukrainian companies at different times remained at the initial stages of development and were not brought to the finish line. Their implementation requires significant in-house technological, professional personnel and, finally, financial resources, the absence of which cannot compensate for the loyalty of foreign partners. “
How can one fail to recall the well-known Ukrainian proverb about a fool who “grows rich with a dummy”.
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