Braving The Battlefront With Ukraine’s FPV Drones
Ukraine’s front-line soldiers are reporting a significant increase in kamikaze drones deployed by Russian forces. In response, Ukraine is stepping up its game and producing its own. This advancement is the topic of today’s report by a France 24 team on location.
What might resemble a video game lounge is, in fact, a Ukrainian Armed Forces training center. There, soldiers are undergoing intensive two-week programs to learn FPV drone operation using VR headsets.
The end game is to attach munitions to these drones, offering a more cost-effective solution. One drone costs around $600, which is a fraction of the $80,000-$120,000 price tag for a Javelin missile. A special forces member commented, “Technology moves on, and we have to move with it.”
Ukraine isn’t just learning to fly these FPV Drones; they’re building them domestically too. However, the race to launch drones quicker than Russia comes with…