Friday, October 7, 2022

Ukraine is a laboratory for drone warfare

Stars and Stripes:

The Pentagon is closely observing how Russia uses Iranian drones and how Ukraine counters them, U.S. officials told Defense Scoop last week.


In an example of the competition of ideas between Russia and Ukraine, the Iranian drones that have been shot down seem to include circuit boards with hardened components to make them resistant to jamming, said ... an associate fellow at the Washington Institute.

Ukrainian forces will no doubt study these drones to find better methods to attack them, he added.


The U.S., Saudi Arabia and other countries that employ C-RAMs as well as expensive Patriot missile anti-air defense systems will watch Ukraine to see whether these cheaper options work.