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Canada Acquires SkyRanger UAS Fleet From Teledyne FLIR to Support Ukraine Fight Against Russia

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The government of Canada is set to donate SkyRanger R70 unmanned aerial systems to Ukraine

According to Teledyne FLIR Defense, Canada’s Department of National Defence will acquire 800 SkyRanger drones worth approximately $70 million to aid in the eastern European country’s fight against Russia.

The R70 UAS is a multi-mission equipped with advanced thermal and daytime sensors to identify targets from a distance. The autonomous navigation drone can also carry payloads of up to 3.5 kilograms.

“I would like to thank the Canadian government and the honorable Bill Blair, minister of national defence, for turning to SkyRanger drones in their support for Ukraine,” said Edwin Roks, CEO of Teledyne Technologies.

Other governments also acquired Teledyne FLIR unmanned and counter-unmanned aerial systems on behalf of Kyiv. 

Both the United Kingdom and Norway donated Teledyne Black Hornet nano-drones to Ukrainian forces.

Teledyne FLIR also provides advanced thermal and visual imaging systems capable of detecting drone threats to Ukraine under a contract with Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace.

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022, Canada has pledged $1.8 billion of military assistance to Kyiv. 

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