January 24, 2023

Bargain Basement Bombers: Ukraine’s Homemade Drones Hit Russian Forces

Source: Forbes

Journalist: David Hambling

Samuel Bendett, an expert Russian drones and adviser to both the CNA and CNAS, told me that in addition to flying commercial quadcopters, both sides are building drones.

“Russia has a lot of volunteer efforts building small quadcopters and other small UAVs,” says Bendett. “For example, there was a recent state media article praising soldiers for putting together their own ISR [Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance] quadcopter. Compared to the overall Ukrainian effort, Russian efforts are probably still smaller in scale and some of these efforts started later than their Ukrainian counterparts.”

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  • Samuel Bendett

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Samuel Bendett is an Adviser with CNA Strategy, Policy, Plans and Programs Center (SP3), where he is a member of the Russia Studies Program. His work involves research on the ...