The Backfire strike drone resistant to Russian electronic warfare "has passed the Defence Ministry's commission and is awaiting an order to be put into service", Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhaylo Fedorov has said on Telegram.
"Backfire has already passed the Defence Ministry's commission and is awaiting an order to be allowed to operate. This means that the state will officially be able to purchase these drones. The team of creators is already preparing for the UAV's serial production," he said.
According to Fedorov, Backfire is showing good results at the frontline: over the past two months, the military has carried out at least 50 successful missions. The developers are cooperating with the Ukrainian Armed Forces' joint unit Angry Birds, which is helping to improve the UAV.
Backfire is an attack drone from Ukrainian developers who are part of the Brave1 defence cluster. The UAV flies up to 35 km behind enemy lines and helps to hit Russian artillery, logistics hubs, warehouses and command posts.
"Thanks to its GPS antenna, which is almost impossible to jam, the drone is very resistant to enemy electronic warfare. Also, due to the drone's complete autonomy, the Russians cannot calculate its and ground team's coordinates. This protects the operators," the minister said.