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The author didn't say it, but have plenty of ammo is an old lesson. How many references to 72-hour wars and the implied reduced need for ammunition stockpiling occurred before Ukraine, though?
The author did say that the need for large ammo stockpiles by poorly trained conscript armies in Ukraine may be an irrelevant lesson for highly trained, professional forces. (See the last paragraph in the "BAD IDEAS" section.)
It seems first Challenger 2 up in smoke , Leopard 2 particularly A6 models seem to be by far the best at taking punishment. Very few totaly burned out even after repeated FPV strikes on the abandoned husks
It is reported that the tank was hit by the crew of the Kornet ATGM.
FPV activity on the Russian side seems to be absolutely off the charts previous month there were 241 recorded/posted hits month before 123 , now 5 days into the month they are already at 93 drone hits , either someone started uploading his backlog or this month is going to be absolutely swarming FPV drones.
Might need to update the claim on UK MOD
"Challenger 2... has never suffered casualties at the hands of the enemy."
Mi-28 chasing and gunning down an Ukrainian Kamikaze drone.
Here's a drone development I never expected:
Videos of use and more info:
Its not about drone growth per se its more about buying of the shelf Chinese agricultural drone with payload capacity, only problem is 10k$+ drone is as easy to hijack as 500$ FPV drone. Unlike 30mm grenade-tossing drones or FPVs that fit in a backpack, these things need a team in a van that is why neither side is using much of these heavyweight drones
Would it be difficult for a drone to utilize a directional antenna that stays homed into and pointed in the direction of the controller on the ground?
Tracking directional antena is typicaly on the ground station , as its a bit to much weight and size to use on small drones.
Meawhile it seems Russians will be fielding 'Breakwater' drone jamers on tanks soon, as the jamming range is between 600-1000m it could protect from FPV drones not just individual tank but a groups of vehicles.
That's why I am wary of "DRONES ARE THE FUTURE!!!" hysteria. I wouldn't be surprised if the Russians can make and field this jamming system. If so, you'll need home-on-jam weapons, probably something like an updated SIDEARM. Which will be most likely launched from a manned platform.
Sword and shield in constant battle, jammers will shut down FPV and other remote-piloted drones very effectively,an this is not energy demanding EW is using about 70W per effector( it can easily drown out 2w transmission that is good for 100+km FPV are not even on 1W they are in 0.6 Watt transmitting power, but next-gen drones with AI will not care about jamming as they will not be under manual control when they enter jamming field,
The problem is how much do you allow AI to kill on its own , ethical limitations, not technological. As at one point AI might kill a lot of blue force on its own , then what?