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Drones and ISIS Combat



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The United States and Russia want more modern aircraft. But Ukraine does not have the necessary resources to train their soldiers in these types of aircraft. While Ukrainians are able to receive training on aircraft and other vehicles in Western nations like Germany, they can't get the same training for drones in Ukraine. The Ukrainians are used a lot to trucks and older equipment, so drones are much easier for them to use. Drones are also easy to use for soldiers because they don't need "pilots". Drones are also easy to use, similar to those in video games.

Aerorozvidka

To combat ISIS in Eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian military has a unique strategy: octocopters with thermal cameras are used for nighttime missions. Some drones are fitted with anti-tank weapons and even have the capability to light up columns. These drones are highly maneuverable and can carry as much as 11 lbs of payload. Small size allows drones to fly low over targets, dropping munitions.

Aerorozvidka began life as an IT enthusiast team. Now, Aerorozvidka operates as a military aircraft reconnaissance unit. The first mission of the organization was to operate a drone company. But, over time, it became a fully-fledged unit, with its own head. Export controls prevented Russian military aircraft entering Ukraine. Aerorozvidka depends on crowdfunding and donations to keep the company afloat, as many of the drone components are made in the USA.

Switchblade

The U.S. military has supplied Ukraine with armed "Switchblade," drones capable of striking Russian tanks from faraway. This unmanned aerial vehicle was developed by the US Air Force to meet Ukrainian requirements. John Kirby (Pentagon spokesperson) stated that more then 121 of these machines have been dispatched to Ukraine. It is unclear how the Switchblades will work in the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.


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The Switchblade is a small drone that is easy to launch from a tube and has a range of 40 kilometers. The Switchblade is able to hit a Russian convoy 6 miles away, which is unlike Bayraktar drones. These small aircraft can set up quickly in a conflict like Ukraine. The Switchblade has a much higher speed than the Bayraktar, the current U.S. allies.


Russian kamikaze drones

The US announced recently that they would be providing $800 million of military aid to Ukraine. One part of that package includes the delivery to Ukraine of 121 unmanned aircraft known as "Phoenix Ghosts," which will terrorize Russian forces. These unmanned aircraft are designed to fly over large areas for between 30 and 40 minutes. They are equipped both with warheads as well as cameras. One such drone is the Switchblade, a 5.5-pound hovering munition that can take out armored vehicles and tanks.

These small, lightweight aircrafts are equipped with a powerful, low-flying gimbal, allowing them to operate from air, land, or sea. In a conflict like this, any advantage an opponent has over the other side in the aerial battle is important, and the use of Russian kamikaze drones is a direct threat to that advantage. This capability will likely be key to Ukraine's military, as it can easily break Russian sieges and attack command-and-control nodes. This capability would be a big liability for both parties, but Ukraine could emerge victorious if a small drone makes a difference on battlefield.

U.S. drones left to loiter

Russia is now integrating ZALA KYB lotering munitions in its military arsenal. These drones are able to use lethal loitering munitions in the manner of bazookas. This could lead to the proliferation these autonomous killing machines on black markets. This is something observers and pundits are concerned about. So what can the U.S. do to stop this from happening?


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Kirby says that more than 121 Switchblade drones have been sent by the U.S. to Ukraine to assist Kiev in fighting Russian forces. The Switchblade drone, which weighs in at 5.5 lbs, can hover over an area for 30 to 40 minutes. It's equipped with a camera. Its purpose is to destroy the opposition forces in Ukraine.




FAQ

Traveling with a Drone?

Drones are increasingly becoming popular both for personal and commercial use. Drones are used for filming, photography, aerial mapping, search and rescue, as well as other purposes. A number of new regulations have been approved by the FAA for drones. These include registration, licensing, pilot training and insurance. These new regulations will ensure drones are safe for all.


Are drones allowed to be used at public events

As long as you comply with the rules, drones can be flown anywhere. If you intend to fly your drone at a public event, such as a parade or festival, you will need permission from the organizers.


Is it possible to spy on someone with a drone?

Yes, anyone can fly a drone and spy on you. To protect yourself from drones, you must be aware of them. Do not hesitate to call 911 if a drone is seen flying.


What is the law about drones flying on private property?

Recently, the FAA released new rules for commercial drone operations. These rules do not apply to UAVs under 55 pounds or flying at less than 400 feet above sea level. Commercial operators will need to register with FAA and get a license from agency. They also need permission from local authorities when operating near airports or other restricted areas.



Statistics

  • According to ZipRecruiter, the minimum hourly wage of drone pilots is $20. (thedroneu.com)
  • With the top 10% making over $100/h and the bottom 10% making as low as $10/h. (dronesgator.com)
  • According to the multiple listing service (MLS), houses and apartments with drone photographs are up to 68 percent more likely to sell than those without pictures. (thedroneu.com)



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How To

How to Fly Drones at a Beginning Level

A drone is a remotely-controlled aircraft that is used for aerial photography and surveillance. The technology behind drones has been around since World War II. DJI's Phantom series quadcopters were first commercially available in 2010. Many types of drones have been made available since then, from beginner-friendly models such as the Parrot AR Drone 2.0, to high-end multi-rotor craft such as the DJI Mavic Pro.

There are many ways to fly a drone.

  1. Remote control: This uses a remote control device that attaches to your hand and allows you control the drone along its flight path. There are two main types of controllers: On/Off switches (like a radio) and joysticks.
  2. Manual Control - Using a smartphone app, this method allows users to remotely operate the drone via GPS coordinates. You will need to keep track of where the drone is going and follow the directions from the app.
  3. Autonomous Flying - This allows the drone to take over all of the piloting duties. It is basically flying autonomously and without human intervention. It must have a builtin camera, sensors capable of taking images and data to enable autonomous flight.
  4. Triggered flight - This is similar to manual control except that the pilot sets up a preprogrammed route and the drone follows the route until it reaches its destination. After the preprogrammed route is complete, the drone will automatically land and return to its base.
  5. Landing Gear – Some drones are equipped with landing gear, which allows them to safely land if they lose power during flight.
  6. Goggles - Pilots may wear goggles to shield themselves from flying debris.
  7. Camera - You can capture photos and videos with your drone from the air.
  8. Obstacles. Some drones can have obstacle avoidance technology that stops them from hitting obstacles.
  9. Speed - Drones can reach speeds up to 40 mph.
  10. Battery Life - Most drones are capable of lasting between 20 minutes and three hours, depending on the power that you use.
  11. Range - Depending on the model, some drones can travel up to 30 miles away.
  12. Power source - Not all drones can use an external power source. Others can run on internal batteries.
  13. Weight - Some drones have a weight of less than 1 pound and others weigh 4 lbs.
  14. Size - Drones come in many sizes, from small gadgets that fit in one's hands to large craft that weigh more than 50 lbs.
  15. Price - From high-end models that cost thousands of dollars to low-cost options that start at $100, all drones fall under a certain price category.




 



Drones and ISIS Combat