November 21, 2023

Cheap Drones Are Transforming the Battlefield

by The Journal

Cheap drones, once the domain of hobbyists, are now in high demand on battlefields. Following Hamas's attack on October 7, Israel has been flooding suppliers with requests for drones: it wants as many as possible, as soon as possible. WSJ’s Heather Sommerville unpacks the benefits and perils of the use of off-the-shelf drones in modern warfare.

Further Reading:

-Israel Wants Inexpensive Drones. Chinese, American—It Doesn’t Matter. 

-How the Technological Revolution in Ukraine Is Reshaping Modern Warfare 

-U.S. Drone Startups See an Opening in Ukraine 

Further Listening:

-The Surprising Origins of Russia’s Drones 

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