Rise Of Drones In Warfare: Ukraine’s Pioneering Tactics
The face of warfare is rapidly evolving. A Ukrainian soldier recently revealed that the traditional rifle, long regarded as the quintessential weapon of combat, is quickly becoming obsolete. Instead, drones are emerging as the true force majeure on the modern battlefield.
Valentyn Ilchuk, a seasoned Ukrainian soldier, shared with the Metro, “If you ask me what war will be like in five to 10 years, there will be far fewer rifles.”
Located in the southeastern Zaporizhzhia region, Ilchuk heads a nimble “hunter-killer crew” of three. Their primary mission? To launch self-exploding drones that target Russian forces deep behind enemy lines. Notably, this unit hasn’t even fired a rifle in over six months.
Illustrating the changing tides, Ilchuk remarked, “Sometimes we joke about having to drag our rifles around with us because, in half a year, we haven’t shot them once.”
But the story doesn’t end there. This Ukrainian unit has been getting inventive with…