Russia’s Ukraine drone shortage darkens Moscow’s war prospects
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been a nightmarish reminder since the beginning to be very careful what one wishes for, but new evidence suggests the outlook for Moscow may be getting darker yet. As previously reported by DroneDJ, mass buying of consumer drones in Russia for the Ukraine war that had diminished supplies has reportedly now gotten even worse – and is even being matched by a penury of craft and replacement parts for military-grade UAVs.
The latest flurry of bad news for Russia in Ukraine came in a series of tweets by the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD), which both deepened and added dimension to DroneDJ’s story in June about Russian stocks of consumer drones nearing exhaustion as craft were bought and shipped to frontline troops. In its Twitter posts, the MoD indicated that situation has grown even tighter under the effects of international sanctions, and is now also sapping the numbers of military-grade UAVs Moscow has – as well as…