Power of Drones: Changing the Landscape of Modern Warfare
In today’s warfare, the sheer number of drones has revolutionized how battles are fought, drastically reducing the time troops and tanks can remain undetected. A Ukrainian military official recently raised eyebrows with his revelation about the swift and potentially deadly efficiency of these unmanned aircraft.
Vadym Skibitsky, the deputy commander of Ukraine’s HUR military intelligence service, mentioned in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, “Today, a column of tanks or a column of advancing troops can be discovered in three to five minutes and hit in another three minutes.” He further added, “The survivability on the move is no more than 10 minutes.”
Drones: The Rise of Affordable Warfare
It’s not just the sheer number, but the affordability and effectiveness of drones that’s causing a shift in military strategies. While both Russia and Ukraine deploy thousands of drones, Ukraine has notably leveraged cheap, first-person-view drones (FPVs) to target…