Myanmar anti-junta drone strikes surge after jamming tech cracked
Militias battling Myanmar’s military junta have been applying the lessons learned from Ukraine about deftly using small drones against a larger and far-better-equipped army and have now also increased their odds of completing aerial strikes by cracking the army’s UAV jamming tech.
As DroneDJ reported earlier this year, the federation of armed groups resisting military rule imposed in Myanmar after the 2021 coup has increased their procurement and deployment of drones in battling regular army units across the country. According to a story compiled by Radio Free Asia from information directly supplied by those militias, rebel units carried out an estimated 642 UAV attacks on junta soldiers in 2022 and have increased that rate of offense activity as their success in defeating jamming systems has risen.
The report did not contain details on how Myanmar militias had cracked junta counter-UAV tech, but it did say those assets were made up…