The Ukrainian ST1 mine-clearing drone is being actively tested in the field. This was reported by Deputy Prime Minister for Innovation, Education, Science and Technology Development Mykhailo Fedorov on Telegram.
“ST1 is an autonomous drone for mine detection. It is equipped with an inductor coil and sensors that allow it to fly around obstacles at low altitude. There is also a powerful microcomputer on board that processes data and transmits it to the sappers in real time,” he wrote.
According to Mykhailo Fedorov, on average, ST1 works 4 times faster than a human. This will significantly speed up the process of demining Ukrainian territories and make it safer. For example, sappers from the State Emergency Service, the Armed Forces, and the National Police will be able to control the drone and search for mines from a safe place.
Currently, the development team is collecting feedback, working on improvements, and preparing to scale up production of the drone.
By the way, in September it became known that the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine has authorized the use of the SAKER SCOUT drone with artificial intelligence in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.