The last several weeks of the Ukrainian conflict have been filled with brutal combat outside Kharkiv and Kyiv. While Russia seems to have the upper hand so far, Ukraine has an elite force of drone pilots wielding deadly fighting aircraft.
The Ukrainian drone unit, Aerorozvidka, are taking a page from the U.S. military playbook and lessons learned in the middle east:
“In the night it’s impossible to see our drones,… We look specifically for the most valuable truck in the convoy and then we hit it precisely and we can do it really well with very low collateral damage — even in the villages it’s possible. You can get much closer at night.”Aerorozvidka soldier
Despite Russian anti-air capabilities, Aerorozvidka has been extremely successful in the target rich environment. This is especially important considering that neither side has achieved air-dominance, which is a crucial part of any conflict.
During this deadlock between Russia and Ukraine, any type of air power makes all the difference. Aerorozvidka is running about 300 missions a day, often utilizing Elon Musks Starlink satellite system to strike Russian targets.
While we maintain our position that Ukraine is ran by a corrupt governmental body, the continued Russian invasion is a violation of sovereignty. Not to mention, the deaths of innocent civilians is on Putin’s hands.
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