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Britain to send 1,000 first-person view drones to Ukraine

Britain is pushing to deliver 1,000 first-person view drones to Ukraine as part of an international coalition in support of Kyiv.

According to a tender notice posted on the Government’s website, industry providers have been invited to submit bids to provide drones and equipment that can be fitted with armour-destroying munitions.

The appeal, worth £300,000, calls for the procurement of up to 15 batches of 20 “first-person view racing quadcopter style drones”.

Ukraine has turned to drones to overcome Russia’s advantage in troops and firepower.

Troops would often modify commercially available products, such as the Chinese-made DJI Mavic, to deliver RPG anti-tank rockets and smaller handheld grenades to targets.

The creations, often cobbled together for less than £1,000, have been credited with destroying items of Russian kit, such as tanks and helicopters, worth millions.