The United States has taken a significant step to support Ukraine’s defense by supplying state-of-the-art Switchblade 300 attack drones, commonly known as Kamikaze drones.
These advanced unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are intended to enhance Ukraine’s operational capabilities on the battlefield and provide a tactical advantage in their fight for sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, drones have emerged as pivotal tools in the conflict.
Both sides, Moscow and Kyiv, have leveraged drones for reconnaissance and attack purposes, ranging from artillery spotting to striking civilian infrastructure. The adaptability and effectiveness of drones in warfare have even led Russia to attempt to train schoolchildren in operating these unmanned machines.
Russia’s Kamikaze Drone Tactics
Russia has been deploying Iranian-made Shahed-136 drones, also known as Geranium-2, as part of its combat strategy in Ukraine.