According to commander of the “East” Air Command Major General Oleh Strutsinskyi, Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), manufactured by “Skayeton”, were performing tasks on detecting and observing the objectives of imaginary enemy with transmitting information about target location for air strike in real time. UAVs are designed for using in civil and military spheres to perform tactical reconnaissance and searching operations during twenty-four hours with speed of 120 kmph.
Ability to detect elements of the complex by the hostile radar intelligence means was technically minimized: it is taken into account that GPS-navigation in the area of combat action is not very effective. That is why the complex was produced as GPS-independent as possible. In addition, a small size of aerial device and advantageous design make it as “invisible” for the enemy from the ground.
Moreover, in the course of exercises that was conducted under the direction of commander of the Air Forces of Ukraine Colonel General Serhii Drozdov, tasks on detecting and destroying the objectives of the enemy in other region of Ukraine in the interests of the forces were simultaneously performing with the using “Praporonosets” – a modern unmanned combat aerial vehicles of Turkish production, which was put into service of the Ukrainian Air Forces. It is to be recalled that operators of Bayraktar TB2 underwent a three-month course of training in Turkey.