The White House announced that the United States will hand over 121 Phoenix Ghost drones to Ukraine as part of a new weapons package.
The Pentagon said that the Host drones are well suited for future hostilities in the Ukrainian Donbass, a region whose flat terrain, according to US officials, resembles the US state of Kansas.
"The Host drones are very much in line with what Ukrainians need right now in Donbass," said Pentagon spokesman John Kirby, without elaborating.
They are intended to defeat combat targets (in this mode, they work in the "kamikaze" mode), and can also be used to monitor enemy positions.
Earlier on Thursday, Kirby said that the Americans are rapidly developing drones for the needs of the Ukrainian military. Such developments began before the Russian invasion, which took place on February 24.