German drone to direct Ukrainian fire from the skies

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War in Ukraine


Professor Michael Clarke, the former director-general of the Royal United Services Institute, the British defence think tank, said that the Switchblade drones, which can carry out both surveillance and missile strikes, would increase the Ukrainians’ ability to destroy Russian armour but would be used up relatively quickly. “Drones are a real game-changer in armoured warfare,” he said. “Tanks are most vulnerable on the top, and if you can hit them from the top accurately it’s finished. The Switchblade will increase the Ukrainians’ lethality against Russian armour but I bet they will use up the 700 very quickly in this offensive that’s about to start in the Donbas . . . they will need a lot more.”