The “Birds” Party for the National Guard Academy from the Slots City Foundation
The guards of the National Guard Academy of Ukraine received a batch of unmanned aerial complexes called “Sirko” from the Ukrainian company Skyassist, sponsored by the Slots City Foundation.
The Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Skyassist LLC, Igor Krynichko, handed over two complexes consisting of six drones and two control stations to the Academy’s Chief, Lieutenant General Serhiy Sokolovsky.
Lieutenant General Serhiy Sokolovsky was quoted saying, “The guards of the Academy have been familiar with these products for some time now, and I would like to express gratitude for these lethal devices, which will help cadets better understand and fulfill their duties. I want to specifically thank the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Skyassist LLC, Igor Krynichko, and the sponsors of Slots City Foundation.”
He further mentioned, “Currently, one of the main training directions at the Academy is mastering aerial reconnaissance to professionally manage drones. And importantly, it only takes a week of training – and the guardsman will be able to operate ‘Sirko’. Because all flight parameters are set on a computer. Sirko is the ‘eyes’ of the military, it is launched along the front line or behind enemy lines, it seeks out enemy forces, equipment, ammunition, all gathered intelligence is transmitted for fire adjustment and enemy destruction.”
Igor Krynichko added, “It’s a powerful reconnaissance tool that, firstly, saves the lives of our military, and, secondly, doesn’t allow the enemy to dominate on the battlefield. It will help fighters determine where the enemy is located.”
The Chief of the Academy expressed gratitude for the assistance in enhancing the combat readiness and effectiveness of the military.
Sirko is a tactical reconnaissance UAV with fixed wings. It provides a tactical radius of up to 30 kilometers. Sirko has a wingspan of 93 centimeters, making it classified as lightweight, weighing only 1.37 kilograms. The battery charge allows it to cover distances of up to 130-140 kilometers at altitudes of up to 1,000 meters. It can stay airborne for up to one and a half hours.
Photo and information provided by the Department of International Relations, Information, and Communication of the National Guard Academy.