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Ukrainians Attack Russian Tanks with Armor Killing Drones

One of them is called the AeroEnvironment Switchblade Drone and is often referred to as a kamikaze. It has both an EOIR electro optical camera and it can become an explosive.

By Kris Osborn - President & Editor-In-Chief, Warrior Maven

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We've heard a lot of the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine about the effectiveness tactically and technologically of Ukrainian anti armor weapons, whether it's a Stinger shoulder mounted anti aircraft missile or Javelin anti tank missile.

Yesterday, senior US officials said the Ukrainians have as many as five Javelins for every one Russian tank and they've been deployed with great tactical effectiveness, hidden runs strategies, ambushes, cross sections or intersections using terrain and buildings and knowledge of the nearby area to ambush to attack and then disperse without being detected.

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But there's yet another anti armor component that's now becoming more prominent, and raising possibilities for even more effective anti armor attacks in the future. And it's about drones. One of them is called the AeroEnvironment Switchblade Drone. And this is often referred to as a kamikaze it has both an EOIR electro optical camera, but it also can itself become an munition or an explosive. So they are small drones that can be launched easily. And they're packed with explosives...

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Kris Osborn, Warrior Maven President

Kris Osborn, Warrior Maven President - Center for Military Modernization

Kris Osborn is the President of Warrior Maven - Center for Military Modernization and the Defense Editor for the National Interest. Osborn previously served at the Pentagon as a Highly Qualified Expert with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army—Acquisition, Logistics & Technology. Osborn has also worked as an anchor and on-air military specialist at national TV networks. He has appeared as a guest military expert on Fox News, MSNBC, The Military Channel, and The History Channel. He also has a Masters Degree in Comparative Literature from Columbia University.