Skip to content
Edit post

Syrskyi calls unmanned systems 'priority,' seeks solutions for advantage over Russia

by Kateryna Denisova March 18, 2024 11:37 PM 2 min read
Commander of Ukraine's Ground Forces Oleksandr Syrskyi during a visit with front-line troops in Bakhmut, Donetsk Oblast, on June 3, 2023. (Photo: Oleksandr Syrskyi/ Telegram)
This audio is created with AI assistance

Support independent journalism in Ukraine. Join us in this fight.

Become a member Support us just once

Commander-in-Chief Oleksandr Syrskyi named the development and use of unmanned systems as his priority, with the technology being "the key" to Ukraine's advantage over Russia.

Syrskyi is working with his deputy, Vadym Sukharevskyi, to accelerate the introduction of "innovative solutions" and ensure "the institutional sustainability" of some military command and control agencies of Ukraine's Defense Forces, he wrote on Telegram on March 18.

In late February, Sukharevskyi said Ukraine's goal for 2024 is to meet Russian forces on the battlefield with drones. The Ukrainian military is not abandoning old systems, but rather looking for solutions to strengthen its existing capabilities, according to him.

Subscribe to newsletter
War Notes

"Ukraine's Armed Forces, in particular, must be provided with the most effective and up-to-date weapons," Syrskyi said. "The most important task that technology and innovation must fulfill is to save the lives of our soldiers."

A special focus will be on training specialists in electronic warfare, unmanned systems, automated control systems, according to the general.

Syrskyi said the command is taking a "comprehensive approach" to planning the needs of the military, taking into account experience from the battlefield.

"We are looking for asymmetric solutions to gain a qualitative advantage over a quantitatively superior enemy," he wrote.

"New technical solutions," such as the use of unmanned systems and modern tools of electronic warfare, were named among Syrskyi's priorities when he stepped into his position in early February.

Former Commander-in-Chief Valerii Zaluzhnyi also called electronic warfare "the key to victory in the drone war."

The Invisible War: Inside the electronic warfare arms race that could shape course of war in Ukraine
When Ukraine received Excalibur artillery shells in March 2022 from the U.S. shortly after the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion, it was immediately the military’s weapon of choice. Thanks to their GPS navigation system, these expensive munitions had a high-precision flight trajectory and could…
Support independent journalism in Ukraine. Join us in this fight.
Freedom can be costly. Both Ukraine and its journalists are paying a high price for their independence. Support independent journalism in its darkest hour. Support us for as little as $1, and it only takes a minute.
visa masterCard americanExpress

News Feed

11:32 PM

Trump praises House speaker after vote on Ukraine aid.

Former U.S. President and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump voiced support for House Speaker Mike Johnson, who allowed a vote on military aid for Ukraine after months of delays, the Guardian reported on April 23.
Ukraine Daily
News from Ukraine in your inbox
Ukraine news
Please, enter correct email address
5:35 PM

Latvian schools to stop teaching Russian as foreign language.

Children in Latvia will no longer learn Russian as a foreign language in schools from 2026, but instead will be required to learn a language of the European Union or the European Economic Area, Latvia's Education Ministry announced on April 23.
MORE NEWS

Editors' Picks

Enter your email to subscribe
Please, enter correct email address
Subscribe
* indicates required
* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required
* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required
Successfuly subscribed
Thank you for signing up for this newsletter. We’ve sent you a confirmation email.