Ukraine's military intends to develop the high-altitude strike and reconnaissance UAV, equipped with the domestic engine. Press office of Ukraine's Defense Ministry reported that on May 12.
Antonov aviation plant is to develop the basis of the new drone, which includes hull, wings, chassis and the engine. The latter, called AI450 is being manufactured at Ivchenko-Progres state enterprise.
Antonov, together with the fellow enterprises, is going to develop the draft project and present it to potential customer and investor.
If approved, the draft will switch to the next level, which is issuance of blueprints and production of test drones for further ground and flight tests.