British network builds drones for Ukraine to fight Russia - News Summed Up

British network builds drones for Ukraine to fight Russia


Alex Shevchenko has left his family behind in Britain to return to Ukraine to build Valkyrie drones that can help soldiers to target Russian forcesBefore Russian bombs started falling on his motherland, Alex Shevchenko’s plan for this year was to buy a family house, move to Kent and run his internet trading business from the English countryside. Now Shevchenko, 41, is at the beating heart of a thousand-strong volunteer network manufacturing reconnaissance drones, developing artillery-targeting applications and supplying the Ukrainian army from Britain. SponsoredIn his warehouse in Kyiv, electric drills whirr amid stacks of boxes of hazmat suits, uniforms, boots and 200 Starlink transceivers, brought from the UK in the back of pick-up trucks and driven across the continent. Engineers are crouched over circuit boards and foam wings are beginning to form at a cluster of workstations at the far end of the building. The Army SOS team aims to build 100 drones every six months at their Kyiv officeAged 19, Shevchenko arrived in


Source: The Times June 23, 2022 15:45 UTC



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