Ukraine app helps locate, defeat Russian drone and missile attacks
Geek-inclined volunteers to Ukraine’s fight against Russia’s invasion won’t be limited to piloting repurposed consumer UAVs anymore, thanks to a new app allowing anybody in the country to provide craft and position information on attack drones and missiles that aerial defense forces can use to neutralize those threats.
Word of Ukraine’s anti-drone app circulated this week as the nation’s main cities suffered repeated missile strikes and deadly attacks by Russia’s Iranian-made Shaheed-136 loitering UAVs. Ruthless use of the munitions on civilian centers provoked outrage around the world, and threats from European and American leaders of additional sanctions against the two nations – not to mention promises of millions of dollars in additional military assistance to Kyiv.
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Ukraine’s tech-heads didn’t have the time to wait for extra anti-air systems or further…