Norway and Britain will transfer Black Hornet microdrones to Ukraine

Norway and Britain will transfer Black Hornet microdrones to Ukraine

Norway and Britain will donate Black Hornet microdrones to Ukraine

Photo: Black Hornet microdrone /from open Sources

Norway Ministry of Defense together with the UK will supply Black Hornet microdrones to Ukraine in the amount of up to NOK 90 million ($9.26 million). This is stated in a statement of the ministry.

The assistance package will include the Norwegian Black Hornet microdrones themselves, spare parts for them, and will also cover the cost of transportation and training. Supplies will be financed from the British fund, in which Norway has invested 400 million crowns ($41.1 million).

The Norwegian-designed drone is used for reconnaissance and target identification. The drone is “easy to operate and reliable, but difficult to detect” according to Norwegian Minister of Defense Bern Arild Graham.

Also for approximately NOK 100 million ($10.2 million) t Nightfighter anti-drone defense system from the British SteelRock Technologies.

Norway previously supplied Ukraine with protective equipment and about 2 thousand anti-tank weapons, and also sent 2 thousand M72 anti-tank grenade launchers and 22 M109 self-propelled howitzers.  In June, the Norwegian authorities announced that they would no longer announce military supplies to Kyiv, explaining this by security reasons.

BAGNET recalls that at the end of July, Norway transferred  14 IVECO armored vehicles to Ukraine LAV III.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga