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Lithuania to purchase extra ‘goddess of dying’ drones for Ukraine

After Turkey determined to present a Bayraktar TB2 armed drone to Lithuanians so they may donate it to Ukraine, Lithuania will now buy 4 further Estonian-made statement and surveillance drones  for the Ukrainian forces. 

With the extra order of 4 drones, Lithuania will ship a complete of six statement and surveillance drones to assist Ukrainian forces in defending themselves from Russia’s invasion of the nation. Lithuania has already purchased two EOS C-VTOLs, which had been named as ‘Magyla-1’ and ‘Magyla-2’, that means the mythological goddess of dying of the Baltics. The further 4 drones can be named utilizing the identical model, Lithuanian information portal Delfi wrote in an article  launched on June 10, 2022. 

The EOS C-VTOL drones are manufactured by Estonia-based firm Threod Systems, which is targeted on the event of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), together with each fixed-wing and VTOL Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in addition to electro-optic payloads for intelligence and surveillance functions for protection. 

According to the producer, the electrical new-generation low-noise drone, which weighs round 14.2 kilograms (31.3 lbs), has a variety of as much as 50-kilometer vary (greater than 31 miles) over 3 hours. This unmanned aerial car is devoted to varied forms of reconnaissance and is usually used for artillery hearth management in warfare. 

The further buy comes after Lithuanians raised round €5.9 million due to crowdfunding organized by Lithuanian channel Laisves TV. The funds had been for use to purchase a TB2 drone to donate to Ukraine. However, Turkey determined to offer the drone to Lithuania to supply to Ukraine after the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense met with its Turkish counterpart.  

The funds raised by Lithuanians will now be used for the acquisition of the extra EOS C-VTOLs. 


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