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Foundation hands over PD-2 unmanned aerial reconnaissance system to the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine

The Foundation for Competent Assistance to the Army “Come Back Alive” has handed over an unmanned reconnaissance system PD-2 to the fighters of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine. Its cost is 29,921,679.07 UAH.

The complex includes two unmanned aerial vehicles, power, communication and flight control systems integrated into a passenger minibus with comfortable workplaces for pilots. 

The PD-2 is capable of searching for targets and adjusting fire on them deep behind enemy lines, both on land and at sea.

“The DIU servicemen, together with other units of the Defense Forces, are repelling the russian invaders in the waters of the Black Sea: from the occupied Crimea to the south of Odesa region, and if necessary – further. The liberation of gas extracting platforms off the Crimean coast from the occupants and the sinking of the russian missile boat “Ivanovets” and the large landing ship “Caesar Kunikov” are just some of the results of the DIU’s “maritime” work that we hear about in the news. The liberation of Ukrainian land and the Black Sea from the invaders is a crucial goal worth investing in. And each of your donations turns into high-tech assistance to our soldiers,” reads the “Come Back Alive” post on Facebook.

As a reminder, from February 24, 2022, to the end of December 2023, the Foundation purchased 11 PD-2 UAV complexes for the army. 

These are multi-purpose domestic-made unmanned aerial vehicles developed by UkrSpecSystems with a flight range of over 200 kilometers. The UAVs are powered by an internal combustion engine, so they can cover longer distances than electric aircraft. They do not need an airfield to take off. These UAVs have a landing gear and take off vertically.

The PD-2 can stay in the air for up to 12 hours. The UAVs are equipped with high-quality payloads. Their cameras have a five-fold optical zoom on the thermal imager and a 30x zoom on the daytime camera. Thanks to this, PD-2 can clearly identify the coordinates of objects in the frame at a distance of more than 5 kilometers.

The UAV uses military standards of communication with pseudo-random frequency hopping (PRFH), and is maximally protected from enemy electronic warfare. This makes it resistant to jamming both navigation and control channels. PD-2 also automatically tracks the movement of targets. If, for example, a russian tank moves in the frame, the UAV’s camera can automatically follow it.

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