Ukraine announced today that it is forming attack drone attack companies within its armed forces that will be equipped with Starlink satellite communications services.

In this way, the country is progressing with the idea of ​​building an "army of drones", reports BTA.

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The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Valery Zaluzhny, signed the agreement on the creation of the companies as part of a project that will involve several ministries and agencies, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Forces announced.

"The top professionals among the military" have already been selected to lead the teams, each of which will receive drones and ammunition, Starlink terminals and other equipment, the General Staff wrote on Facebook.

"We are doing everything we can to provide soldiers with modern technology," the publication said.

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Starlink is a satellite internet system operated by Elon Musk's company SpaceX, which is widely used by both citizens and the Ukrainian military.

Ukraine's defense minister told Reuters last month that drones are the future of modern warfare.

Drones have played a crucial role for both countries since Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine last February.

Moscow is using hundreds of Iranian-made kamikaze drones to attack Ukrainian cities.

Ukrainian forces use drones to drop small explosives on Russian forces and monitor Russian military movements.

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