November 01, 2022

Russian Forces Unprepared to Protect against Drones, Lack Adequate Command and Control, Panel Says

Source: USNI News

Journalist: John Grady

Samuel Bendett said recent sea drone and unmanned aerial system swarm attacks have the potential to seize “the show going forward.”

He added that buying commercial drones – particularly quadcopters for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance targeting for artillery and information operations – has been particularly useful in the war in Ukraine. “This flow of [quadcopters] isn’t likely to stop,” despite improved air defenses on both the Ukrainian and Russian sides, Bendett argued.

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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 ...