With over 800 kamikaze drones scheduled for delivery from the United States to Ukraine, will this capability be enough to give the Ukrainian military a competitive edge?
Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began, the United States alone has provided US$2.6 billion in military aid to the beleaguered Ukrainian government and armed forces. This has been bolstered by £200 million in military aid from the United Kingdom and lethal donations from across the western world.
As images of Ukrainian battlefields beam on screens across the globe, much of the lethal military equipment donated by the US and their allies have become household names.
Yet few pieces of equipment have stolen the limelight quite like loitering munitions, or “kamikaze drones”.