Domestic drones – BpAK-MP-1 from UOP enterprise JSC “Meridian” named after S.P. Korolyov are already tested by Ukrainian Army and are ready for mass production in the amount of over 100 units per year.
Complex BpAK-MP-1 consists of three UAVs, ground control station and surveillance antenna system and charging devices. In 2016 was made 11 complexes, which is 33 drones and accompanying equipment. In case we receive the order, the enterprise can expand output up to 200 UAVs a year and supply the army with drones of this class.
“The complex was developed and implemented into production together with scientists of the National University “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute “. During the year, production of the given complex is set up and are ready to supply the Army with over 100 UAVs a year – for this purpose the enterprise had deployed a special manufacturing line, “- said the head of the enterprise V’yacheslav Protsenko.
The advantage of Ukrainian UAV is that it is manually launched. In addition, it works under technical countermeasures, and as soon as the the combat mission is over, the UAV descends by parachute.
In January 2016, “UkrOboronProm” delivered the first batch of these UAVs.
NSDC Secretary of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov – together with the military – took part in the delivery of the first batch of UAVs. He was the one who announced the further UAVs use is in the ATO area and said that mass production of UAV’s – from design up to the final product – in addition to technological advantages allows significantly save the budget as this complex is three times cheaper than its imported counterparts.
“Under the given circumstances, low price and budget savings while maintaining the quality and the military-technical characteristics is a very important advantagewhich in future will allow to successfully compete on external markets as well,” – said Alexander Turchinov.
In 2016 the Armed Forces also received the first batch of armored vehicles “Dozor”.