US and UK plan to donate thousands of AI drones & Ukraine plans to manufacture 1 million FPV drones in its own country

In Russia's invasion of Ukraine, unmanned drone attacks have been carried out by both Russia and Ukraine. It has been reported that countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom are planning to provide Ukraine with thousands of AI-equipped drones. Additionally, in the United States, where aid fatigue has been noted, both the Democratic and Republican parties emphasized the need for aid to Ukraine.

US, UK may arm Ukraine with AI-enabled drones to target Russian positions. - Bloomberg

Biden Administration Blames Congress for Fall of Avdiivka in Ukraine - The New York Times

Navalny death ratchets up pressure on GOP to move Ukraine aid | The Hill

Office of Public Affairs | Justice Department Transfers Approximately $500,000 in Forfeited Russian Funds to Estonia for Benefit of Ukraine | United States Department of Justice

◆ Thousands of AI drones provided
Since the beginning of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, both Russia and Ukraine have been in conflict, with the Russian military attacking Ukraine's capital, Kiiv, with drones , and the Ukrainian military attacking a Russian military landing ship with maritime drones. Drones are used as combat weapons. In addition, in 2023, it was reported that the Ukrainian military attacked a Russian military base with cheap cardboard drones and destroyed several fighter jets, which attracted attention.

Detailed explanation with images of the specifications and characteristics of the ``cardboard drone'' that the Ukrainian army used to destroy Russian military aircraft - GIGAZINE

According to a report by Bloomberg, the AI drone delivery plan is being jointly advanced by multiple countries including the United States and the United Kingdom, and the actual aircraft is scheduled to be shipped to Ukraine within a few months. The specific performance of the AI drone is unknown, but it is said to have the ability to control specific positions in Russia.

Furthermore, on February 15, 2024, multiple NATO member countries have announced a plan to cooperate and provide Ukraine with 1 million drones. Ukraine has also announced plans to strengthen its domestic drone production capacity and produce 1 million drones equipped with first-person view control (FPV) by 2024.

Ukraine reveals plans to manufacture 1 million FPV drones next year | NHK | Ukraine situation

◆Reference regarding support for Ukraine in the U.S. Congress
When Russian authorities announced the death of Alexei Navalny on February 16, 2024, the US House of Representatives was in a two-week recess without an agreement on new aid to Ukraine. In response, President Joe Biden said, ``Our failure to support Ukraine at this critical moment will never be forgotten.'' ``The two-week recess reflects concerns about whether the United States is a reliable ally.'' 'This will strengthen the country's support for Ukraine,' he said, urging a debate on aid to Ukraine in the House of Representatives.

Republican Representative Brian Fitzpatrick said, ``Congress needs to pass aid to Ukraine to protect democracy because Putin will continue to kill anyone who gets in his way.'' , underlines the importance of supporting Ukraine.

◆U.S. Department of Justice sends frozen Russian funds abroad to aid Ukraine
The US Department of Justice has announced that it will send ``$500,000 (approximately 75 million yen)'' confiscated from a company that exported military equipment to Russia through an Estonian company to Estonia to support Ukraine. According to the Department of Justice, this is the first time that the United States has sent confiscated funds to a foreign country for the purpose of supporting Ukraine. Estonia plans to use the $500,000 it receives to repair Ukraine's electricity transmission system.

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