GZERO WORLD…KILLER DRONES IN UKRAINE

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​Film a wedding or destroy a tank: drones in Ukraine

One of the most important weapons on the battlefield in Ukraine is something you can buy with the click of a mouse: the drone.

The skies over the country are buzzing with drones – not just advanced military-grade ones, but also commercial drones you can buy at electronics shops or order from Amazon.

Both sides, Russia and Ukraine, are using them to spot the enemy and destroy military targets, but the Ukrainians have made particularly deft use of drones to even the playing field against a more powerful aggressor.

What is it like to use drones on the battlefield? How have they changed the face and sound of war? What are the drawbacks? We spoke to Oleksii, a drone operator in the Ukrainian military, and King’s College London Professor David Betz, a scholar of modern war.

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