New wonder weapon? Ukraine introduces “Backfire”

Ukraine has introduced its latest drone technology, capable of flying up to 35 kilometers behind enemy lines while resisting Russian electronic jamming.

This was stated by the Ukrainian Minister of Digital Transformation, Mykhailo Fedorov, according to The Kyiv Independent. The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) named “Backfire” will help Ukraine “hit Russian artillery, logistics centers, enemy camps, and command posts,” said Fedorov. The minister further explained that the drone, equipped with a powerful GPS antenna, is “almost impossible to jam” and nearly completely resistant to detection and tracking.

The drone is intended to supplement the existing fleet according to the latest plans. Earlier this week, Ukraine announced a parallel development aimed at achieving air superiority and advancing drone technology: a long-range attack drone named “Beaver,” capable of flying up to 800 kilometers. Since the beginning of the Russian invasion, Ukrainian drones have reportedly reached targets as far as Moscow and other areas hundreds of kilometers from the Ukrainian border.

Image:, Зустріч Президента України з Федеральним канцлером Австрії 10 (cropped), CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons, (no changes made)

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