Kalashnikov Introduces Weaponized KUB Drone—Presaging a New Era

The KUB is potentially a mass-marketed product that may become widely used by countries worldwide owing simply to effectiveness and cheap pricing based on economies of scale. Traditional air defenses cannot combat swarms of this category of lightweight drone, and defenses to this new threat will have to be invented.  This puts a keen priority on defenses against killer drones—that is to say, it will be critically important for countries to develop means to defend against, and defeat, swarming UAVs approaching from above.   The next chapter in drone warfare will see counter-drone technology as the growing priority in defense budgets, worldwide. Photo credit: Zala Aero Group via Youtube, and Kalashnikov.  Story courtesy of Defenseone.com.