APU will receive 20 PD-2 drones worth $8,500,000

The Turn Back Alive Foundation has implemented the largest project in its history. Charity organization

purchased 10 Ukrainian-made PD-2 unmanned systems for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

What is known

The corresponding statement was made by the founder of the fund Taras Chmut. The total cost of ten complexes was approximately UAH 300,000,000 or $8,500,000.

The aviation complex includes two unmannedPD-2 aircraft and one vehicle converted into a mobile UAV command post. Thus, the Armed Forces will receive 20 drones and 10 vehicles.


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PD-2 was developed by a Ukrainian companyUkrSpecSystems. The drone is equipped with an internal combustion engine and can cover more than 1000 km on a full tank. In this case, the flight radius from the command post is 200 km.


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PD-2 is an unmanned aerial vehicle withfixed wing. It can rise into the air both from the runway and vertically. Battery life is 12 hours. The drone is equipped with a 30x zoom camera. It is complemented by a thermal imager with a 5x zoom.

UAV supports automatic trackingtarget interleaving. The manufacturer claims the ability to determine the coordinates of the target at a distance of more than 5 km. Another feature of the PD-2 is the use of military communication standards with pseudo-random frequency hopping, which increases resistance to signal suppression.

Source: Turn Back Alive Foundation

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