Britain’s Royal Air Force chief says drone swarms are ready to overpower enemy defenses

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This issue is reflected in Ukraine, said Justin Bronk, a defense analyst with the London-based Royal United Services Institute. “The fact that air power has been mutually denied, relatively speaking, in Ukraine by both sides has far more serious implications for us than for either the Russians or the Ukrainians,” he said at the conference. He added that Russian and Ukrainian militaries rely on land manpower and artillery, whereas the U.K. and other western nations use air access and air superiority. Bronk also discussed the practice of swarming, which consists of sending enough expendable drones at a defensive radar and interceptor position so as to overwhelm them....