‘Game-Changing’ Drones Deployed by Ukraine in Battle for the Skies

The Ukrainian military has been using “Punisher” drones that can target fuel storage, ammunition supplies and electronic warfare stations up to 30 miles behind enemy lines. See details in a report by the U.K. newspaper The Times.

Dronedj[dot]com further reports that these smaller UAVs have served as a bridge between the larger, fully militarized Bayraktar TB2 drones (made by Turkey), and consumer craft that have been deployed in large numbers in surveillance support of the Ukraine Army battling advancing Russian troops.

Thanks to CDR David Place (USN/Ret), davidplace47[at]gmail[dot]com, and Robin E. Alexander, President ATC, alexander technical[at]gmail[dot]com, for their assistance with this report, the background for which appeared in their  # 22 - 3 - 11 MARCH 2022 edition of the UNMANNED SYSTEMS NEWS (USN).

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