Ukraine to Receive Another Thousand of Tiny Reconnaissance Drones from Norway

Wednesday, 12 July 2023

Norway will transfer an additional 1,000 Black Hornet drones to Ukraine for reconnaissance.

 "Ukraine is very pleased with the performance of the previous Norwegian reconnaissance drones of this type, developed in collaboration between the Norwegian Armed Forces and the Institute for defence research...Now we are transferring 1,000 new sets to Ukraine," said Bjørn Arild Gram, Norwegian Defenсe Minister.

Drones are transferred at the request of the Ukrainian side. 

Developed in Norway, Teledyne FLIR's Black Hornet has gained wide popularity and serves many allies, including the US and the UK.

Photo: Torbjørn Kjosvold, Norwegian Armed Forces
Photo: Torbjørn Kjosvold, Norwegian Armed Forces

Weighing just 32 grams, these tiny drones are easy to operate, well-suited for reconnaissance and target detection, and convenient because they are challenging to detect. These drones are particularly well adapted for combat in urban areas.

The Norwegian government decided to increase the size of the military assistance fund for Ukraine in 2023 by NOK2.5 billion [almost US$240 million].

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