Russia’s ‘Kamikaze’ Drones Are Changing The Ukraine War
The Guardian: Fiscal toll on Ukraine of downing drones ‘vastly exceeds Russian costs’
Examination reveals value of capturing down cheap drones, but experts say deployment is signal of Moscow’s weak point
The expense to Ukraine of downing the “kamikaze” drones becoming fired at its cities vastly exceeds the sums paid by Russia in sourcing and launching the cheap Iranian-produced technologies, assessment suggests.
A overall of 161 Shahed-136 drones, 1 larger sized Shahed-129 and four even more substantial unmanned attack vehicles regarded as Mohajer-6s have been shot down by Ukrainian air defences in the last month.
With the value of the Iranian-made Shahed-136s standing at €20,000 to €50,000 for every vehicle, the overall value to Russia of the unsuccessful drone assaults unleashed on Ukraine in modern weeks is believed by military services analysts at the NGO Molfar to be among $11.66m (£10.36m) and $17.9m (£15.9m).
WNU Editor: Drone and missile strikes have knocked out nearly 40% of Ukraine’s electrical grid in a person week. And although Ukraine is proclaiming that they are shooting down a the greater part of these drones, the types that are generating via are triggering huge hurt.
Russia’s ‘Kamikaze’ Drones Are Switching The Ukraine War
Dive-bombing drones deployed by Russia in Ukraine result in death — and diplomatic storms — L.A. Situations
‘Game-changing’ drone warfare in Ukraine may tee up new period of conflict: official — Global News
Explainer: Why drones pose a distinctive challenge for Ukraine than missiles — Reuters