The company has managed to fulfill one of its most ambitious tasks – to deliver many Corvo Precision Payload Delivery System (PPDS) drones to the battlefield, he said. They come in the form of blanks, which are flat sheets of cardboard that can be used to assemble the UAV.
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About 100 Australian drones are delivered each month, the manufacturer said. The Armed Forces of Ukraine have already sent more than 60 to the front on sorties. They can be launched manually or with a catapult. The flight range is 40-120 kilometers.
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The main task of the drones is to deliver ammunition, food and medicine directly to the front lines. But they can also carry out reconnaissance flights or drop small explosive devices.
The drones are designed for use in difficult conditions, Osborne said. To prevent the hull from collapsing and failing in wet weather, the sturdy cardboard is coated with wax.
In February, Australia pledged to provide Ukraine with UAVs worth US$33 million.
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