Started by ArizonaTank, November 26, 2021, 04:54:38 PM
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Quote from: GDS_Starfury on December 03, 2022, 11:55:22 PM
Quote from: FarAway Sooner on December 03, 2022, 05:27:24 PMCrossroads, in the Carroll interview of the British analyst mentioned a few pages upthread, the Brit also observed that, in the airspace over Ukraine, expensive military-grade drones don't seem to last that much longer than lower-cost civilian ones that are weaponized. The Brit specifically observed that American UAVs, like the Predator, were built for low-intensity conflict, where they pack considerable firepower and can loiter over targets for extended periods of time.In a high-intensity conflict like Ukraine, he suggests that it's looking like low-cost and one-shot drones (e.g., the US "Switchblade") that can arrive in great quantity and be easily replaced are likely to be much more cost-efficient. He stated that we now know that all the footage of the Turkish Bayraktar drones we were seeing released by Ukrainian media for months on end was all footage taken over the first week of their deployment and then dribbled out as misinformation. The Bayraktars were effective, he said, but only for one or two weeks before the Russians adjusted their AA doctrine.
Quote from: fran on December 04, 2022, 01:59:17 AMWhat is the context of this photo?
Quote from: GDS_Starfury on December 04, 2022, 06:36:45 AMTwo police officers looking at a fragment pile of Russian rockets that hit Ukraine's second largest city.
Quote from: FarAway Sooner on December 04, 2022, 12:34:42 PMNot really. Bakhmut is more like the new Stalingrad, but it's unclear who's winning. It's the city on the northern side of the Eastern front where the Russians have been pressing attacks for the last few months, probably as a spoiling attack on other moves the Ukrainian army might want to make in the East. There have been a few reports that the Russians might be winning, but the photo that Star posted shows a squad of Ukrainian soldiers posing happily in front of Bakhmut.With any video or photographic media that are posted on line, I have no idea if anybody can tell whether they are current or as old as the footage of all those successful drone attacks.