UK to use drones against Russian threats during Commonwealth Games
The UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) will be deploying specialized drones to protect next month’s Commonwealth Games against potential Russian attacks, in what officials fear could be retaliatory action against London’s staunch support of Ukraine amid Moscow’s continuing invasion.
UK authorities are clearly concerned about potentially malevolent activity by Russia during the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, and are planning a major security operation that will include using the specialized drones for the first time. Tech aboard those craft, according to reports, allow them to capture or destroy enemy UAVs by using lasers and other weapons systems to take out their GPS.
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Given the prominent role of drones by both sides in the Ukraine war, UK special forces are said to have already started testing the new platform in anticipation of Russian deployment of UAVs during the Commonwealth…