US Military Sends 700 Switchblade UAVs to Ukraine Written 18 April 2022


Switchblade 300 in flight. | Credit: Lance Cpl. Tyler Forti, USMC; Wikipedia; CC BY-SA 4.0

CNET News reported that the United States “has sent 600 more AeroVironment Switchblade drones to help the Ukrainian military counter Russia’s invasion, the US Defense Department revealed Thursday.” The UAVs are “included in the Pentagon’s new $800 million in military aid to Ukraine, a package that brings the country’s total contributions to $2.6 billion in security assistance. The US also has sent an undisclosed number of AeroVironment Puma drones, which can circle for hours above a battlefield and help soldiers direct Switchblades toward their targets.”
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