In the dense forests of northern Ukraine, where visibility is limited, U.S. Marine veteran Dakota Mendenhall and two other foreign special forces fighters found a significant tactical advantage: Drone Technology.

After embedding with Ukrainian troops, the group recently participated in a weeklong intensive drone training program in Washington’s Methow Valley, focusing on stealthy drone skills crucial for the Ukrainian battlefield.

Methow Valley provides ideal drone training ground

The Methow Valley provided an ideal training ground, with its orchards and snowy slopes explained Norwegian special forces medic Sandra Eira. She has fought alongside Ukrainian troops since the war began in February 2022.

Eira and her fellow fighters operate under the Ukrainian armed forces’ command rather than the International Legion. Drone surveillance has become a matter of life and death as the war shifted to more drone and artillery-based tactics, making it crucial for the fighters…