City Foundation has launched a program to fund technical developments for the army
Volunteers have funded the development of missile systems and a remote control system for the tank machine gun called “Solovey”. This marks the beginning of a long-term program aimed at developing Ukrainian-made technology for the army. The missile system, based on the armored Hammer using trophy guides for GRAD rockets, is currently undergoing factory tests. Artem Stohniy, the volunteer managing the foundation, began collaborating with Ukrainian developers at the end of 2022. They direct funds towards technical solutions that adapt civilian and trophy military equipment for the needs of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Alongside the missile system, volunteers have financed the development and procurement of six “Solovey” remote video surveillance complexes. These are designed for observation and fire control from concealed positions, trenches, and bunkers, enhancing the detection and elimination of enemy infantry and lightly armored targets from a distance.
The machine gun can be operated via a control panel, providing precise targeting while remaining invisible to radio reconnaissance and resistant to electronic interference, ensuring the safety of soldiers using it. Stohniy emphasizes that these systems are aimed at preserving the lives of their soldiers, which is the primary goal of the foundation’s volunteers. In the new year of 2023, the Foundation plans to systematize this assistance to developers and procurement for the army.
Repairing and refitting equipment for the frontline is a specialty of the Slots City Foundation. Since last year, they’ve been developing drone, vehicle, and watercraft repair programs with partner mechanics, as well as targeted aid projects for military personnel and displaced persons. Over their operational period, the Foundation, alongside partner service stations, has repaired over 100 vehicles, including ambulances, trucks, and armored vehicles. By December 2023, the Slots City Foundation’s volunteer aid for the army and displaced persons exceeded 14 million hryvnias, totaling over 150 million hryvnias over their entire period of operation.