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Ukraine to build «UKROP» armored drone controlled by iPod

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Ukraine announced plans to jointly design and build a armored car drone «UKROP», reported

Remotely operated vehicle can be used both for peaceful and military purposes. When all the work will be completed, will be able to drive a car without a driver. To control the transport of the budget will be enough to tablet and connect to Wi-Fi. Drone controlled by iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, and Android Devices

Ukrop (also, Ukr) literally means “dill” in Russian, but for those opposed to Ukrainian government, army, or even nation, it became (initially a derogatory) word for Ukrainians. In the war-torn Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts it indicates Ukrainian soldiers and volunteer fighters. This neologism was invented by separatists back in summer and just like with cyborg it soon became popular with the Ukrainians. Later it inspired the artists and designers to produce stripes and T-shirts with a picture of dill and word ukrop that became commonly worn by Ukrainian volunteer fighters and patriotic civilians.

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