Aerorozvidka, a dedicated drone unit within the Ukrainian army, is leveraging Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite system to hunt and attack the Russian forces “as they sleep.”
Dozens of “priority targets” including Russian tanks, command trucks, and vehicles carrying electronic equipment have been destroyed in this manner, according to a report in Britain’s oldest daily newspaper, The Times.
“We strike at night, when the Russians sleep,” says Yaroslav Honchar, who’s leading the Ukrainian aerial reconnaissance unit from Kyiv.
The Aerorozvidka unit has a variety of drones at its disposal – right from cheap off-the-shelf ones to thermal drones that can detect human heat signature even at night, and heavy-duty multirotor aircraft that have been customized to drop anti-tank grenades.
The operators are reportedly flying up to 300 drone missions a day to ensure that the Ukrainian army uses its limited supply of bombs efficiently. A specialist in the…