On October 9th, the fourth transfer of equipment and supplies to the Western Regional Border Guard Directorate of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (DPSU) took place at the Lviv Regional Military Administration as part of the Guardian project. The Lviv IT Cluster initiated this project in May 2023 to enhance the training level of border guards and the efficiency of their work.
The equipment is intended for upgrading the online monitoring systems for state borders. It will enhance service efficiency, facilitate more effective risk identification, and accelerate the process of decision-making. Border guards emphasize that this will help create a “Western Wall” along the section of the border exceeding 1,000 kilometers.
“Thanks to the new equipment, we will have better visibility of the airspace over the western border of Ukraine, including areas adjacent to Belarus. All the collected information will help us respond quickly to any changes. This equipment will improve the operation of the monitoring system on Ukraine’s borders, strengthen units of our border service, and help border guards perform their duties more effectively,” says the representative of the Western Regional Border Guard Directorate of DPSU, Chief of Staff Ihor Matviichuk.
Additionally, the new technical equipment will help respond more promptly to delays at border crossing points and better coordinate their work. It is the fourth transfer within the Guardian project. With the support of the Lviv IT Cluster and Lviv scientists, border guards have previously created their training complex, preparing military personnel, including calculations for anti-aircraft and anti-tank missile systems. As part of this initiative, border guards received 3D printers, Starlink terminals, FPV drones, and equipment for training personnel sent to combat zones. Currently, the Cluster community has raised over 4,500,000 UAH for the project.
“This is the first major summary of this collaboration, but not the last. This equipment and technology will allow us to complete the creation of a monitoring center so that border guards can carry out their service more effectively and comfortably. I am grateful to the companies in our community for joining the Guardian project and the Victory Projects initiative. These are important projects that help us strengthen security in the region and continue to support the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” adds Stepan Veselovskyi, CEO of Lviv IT Cluster.
“We must give credit to the border service, those who were among the first to bear the brunt in the early days of the war. This equipment will help them perform their work to the best of their abilities. Behind the beautiful names ‘SKY,’ ‘Vision,’ ‘Guardian’ is much more – it is real assistance that the Cluster is implementing to help our defenders,” says Maksym Kozytskyi, Head of the Lviv Regional Military Administration.
The Guardian project is an initiative within the Victory Projects framework, which the Lviv IT Cluster community launched in March 2022 in response to a full-scale invasion. Victory Projects aim to support business, military, critical, and civilian infrastructure and strengthen regional security. As of today, the Cluster’s community has donated over UAH 85,500,000 worth of equipment, software, Starlinks, body armor, cars, drones, and other items as part of Victory Projects.
On October 9th, the fourth transfer of equipment and supplies to the Western Regional Border Guard Directorate of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (DPSU) took place at the Lviv Regional Military Administration as part of the Guardian project. The Lviv IT Cluster initiated this project in May 2023 to enhance the training level […]https://itcluster.lviv.ua/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/v_novynu_-golovna.png