September 28, 2023

A new school will train U.S. troops to fight a growing threat: small weaponized drones

Source: The American Homefront Project

Journalist: Jay Price

“You're seeing drones used on a scale that’s never been seen before,” said Stacie Pettyjohn, the director of the defense program at the Center for New American Security.

So many drones are being used in the war that one British think tank estimated Ukraine alone was losing 10,000 a month. That figure may be high, but Pettyjohn said there’s no question the numbers are substantial.

“There you see both sides using them and adapting and sort of learning from each other, and then developing new ways to counter them,” she said.

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Authors

  • Stacie Pettyjohn

    Senior Fellow and Director, Defense Program

    Stacie Pettyjohn is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Defense Program at CNAS. Her areas of expertise include defense strategy, posture, force planning, the defense budget, ...