U.S. announces a new security package for Ukraine that includes spy drones

SpaceWar.com reports: “The Biden administration has announced another package of security assistance for Ukraine worth $400 million in weaponry and equipment that includes Black Hornet spy drones.

The package was announced Tuesday, and marks the first time the United States will supply Ukraine with the micro drones, which have been used in the theater since Norway and Britain furnished Kyiv with them in a donation unveiled last August.

The Norwegian-made micro drones, which weigh a little more than an ounce, are used for reconnaissance and target identification, and are easy to operate and difficult to detect, particularly in urban areas, Norway’s Defense Minister has said.

The announcement comes a day after Teledyne FLIR Defense, the Norwegian company that makes the Black Hornet drones, said it has won a five-year contract worth nearly $94 million to provide the aerials to the U.S Army.

‘The Black Hornet 3 gives warfighters up-to-the-minute situational understanding before and while they conduct missions,’ JihFen Lei, executive vice president and general manager of FLIR Defense, said in a statement…”

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