On July 19th, the Lviv IT Cluster handed over an interactive online monitoring system to the Western Regional Customs Office and six quadcopters to the 7th Carpathian Border Unit.
This transfer is part of the Guardian project, launched by the Lviv IT Cluster in May 2023, to enhance the training level of border guards. With the support of the Lviv IT Cluster and Lviv’s scientists, the border guards have created their first training complex, which prepares military personnel, including anti-aircraft and anti-tank missile calculations. This time, the Lviv IT Cluster community donated a new batch of equipment, which will improve the monitoring system’s performance along Ukraine’s borders and strengthen the border service units.
“Both drones and the monitoring system help border guards perform their duties more effectively. We are delighted that in the second year of the full-scale invasion, our community can assist border guards and all Defense Forces. I am grateful to the companies within the community for supporting the Guardian project and the entire Victory Projects initiative,” says Stepan Veselovskyi, CEO of the Lviv IT Cluster.
“We constantly have needs, and they are numerous. It particularly applies to aerial surveillance and quadcopters, which have become essential supplies on the front lines. Tomorrow, all the drones will be sent to the battlefield. And the monitoring system is a new project we are implementing here, in the western part of the country, to strengthen the border here. We are pleased that the Lviv IT Cluster was the first to come forward and offer their assistance,” adds Ihor Matviichuk, Representative of the Western Regional Directorate of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, Deputy Chief of Staff.
The equipment includes three standard Mavic-3 drones with optical cameras and another 3 with thermal imaging capabilities for nighttime surveillance. The total value of the equipment amounts to about 2,000,000 UAH. It is the third equipment transfer within the initiated Guardian project. The first transfer took place this year in May, when the border guards received 3D printers, Starlink terminals, and VR goggles.
“Together with the Lviv IT Cluster, we implement many exciting projects that aid our law enforcement agencies, Armed Forces, defenders of the skies, and borders. Last year, we launched the initiative for the technical modernization of the Air Command and Analytical Centers of the West Air Command. The project was named SKY. Additionally, at the beginning of the full-scale war, we successfully launched the Vision project, which helps our police monitor the region’s security situation. Many of our defenders are currently on the front lines, and we are pleased that we can support them. I thank the Lviv IT Cluster for their assistance and for understanding the needs of our defenders during these times of war. I thank our border guards for their reliable protection,” emphasized Maksym Kozytskyi, the head of the Lviv Regional Administration.
Project Guardian is an initiative within the Victory Projects which the Lviv IT Cluster community launched in March 2022 in response to the full-scale invasion. Victory Projects aim to support businesses, military, critical, and civil infrastructure and reinforce the region’s security.
On July 19th, the Lviv IT Cluster handed over an interactive online monitoring system to the Western Regional Customs Office and six quadcopters to the 7th Carpathian Border Unit. This transfer is part of the Guardian project, launched by the Lviv IT Cluster in May 2023, to enhance the training level of border guards. With […]https://itcluster.lviv.ua/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/v_novynu_kopiya_2-2.png