August 31, 2022

Can Russia Defeat U.S. HIMARS in Ukraine With Iran's Drones?

Featuring Samuel Bendett

Source: Newsweek

Journalist Nick Mordowanec

Russia is adding Iranian drones to its war arsenal, though experts aren't sure they will have a significant impact against the U.S.-supplied High-Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) that have proved fruitful for Ukrainian forces. "HIMARS and Triple 7s are at the very top of that [list that Russian military leaders are focused on destroying]," Samuel Bendett, Russia analyst for the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA) and an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, told Newsweek. "That is why Russia needs extra capabilities to identify a target and hit it very quickly after identification."

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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 ...