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Ukraine Army Is Using ‘Terminator Drones’ to ‘Scare Russians’ Into Retreat | Newsweek

A Ukrainian advisor to President Volodymyr Zelensky has announced that the Ukrainian military is employing the use of so called “Terminator Drones”

This clever, creative solution that our soldiers have found not to waste ammunition, not to waste artillery shells [is] … take a commercial drone, with a camera, and camouflage it to look like something out of the worst Terminator movie,” said Novikov

The advisor noted that when Russians spot a Skynet drone, they run back to base out of fear, which in turn leads Ukrainian intelligence directly to the larger Russian position.

 Where do you run to? You run to your mama. Because you don’t have your mama, you run to your base. And that way, they lead us to their bases and no camouflage works against that, and then our artillery just shoots at the base … And we don’t waste any shells.”

Source: https://www.newsweek.com/ukraine-army-using-terminator-drones-scare-russians-retreat-1696192

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Can drones make NYC safer? Israeli company, Brooklyn partner pitch idea to mayor | Times of Israel

An Israeli based company and its Brooklyn partner want to fight NYC crime with the help of drones.

Israel’s Blue White Robotics, and Brooklyn’s EasyAerial were two companies featured in the “NY + Israel =  Safer, Smarter Cities” event

The companies expressed excitement in talking to NYC Mayor about the implementation of Drones in NYC in high crime areas. The company stated that already have had 6 contracts with the US Air Force, Their drones are being used by US Customs and Border protection, as well as the Israeli Defense force. Source: https://www.timesofisrael.com/can-drones-make-nyc-safer-israeli-company-brooklyn-partner-pitch-idea-to-mayor/

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Poland wants to urgently buy U.S. Reaper drones, as Russia fears mount | Yahoo

Poland wants to acquire MQ-9 Reaper drones from the US in the immediate future, with plans to buy more at a later date, as security fears grow three weeks after Russia invaded its neighbor Ukraine. While the initial drones will be bought under a fast-track mechanism, Platek told Reuters that Poland was also working on the Zefir program, which involves negotiating the acquisition of MALE-class unmanned aerial vehicles. He wouldn’t say which drones may be purchased. Poland anticipates receiving its first drones before the end of the year. The government did not say how much the potential purchase would cost. 

Source: https://news.yahoo.com/poland-wants-urgently-buy-u-141440949.html 

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How useful are Turkish-made drones fighting in Ukraine? | DW

Several congratulations films using the Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 drone have been circulating on Ukrainian and Turkish social media sites in recent days. The movies, which include English and Turkish subtitles, claim that the Ukrainian military has successfully employed the drone against the Russian military on multiple occasions. They often contain images of Russian vehicles and equipment exploding or being destroyed. However, it has yet to be independently confirmed how effective the Bayraktar drones, also known as TB2s, were during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Ukraine has been operating TB2 drones since 2019 and has acquired around 50 in the last three years. Last Wednesday, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry said that it had bought an unidentified number of more TB2 drones, which were ready for war. 

Source: https://www.dw.com/en/how-useful-are-turkish-made-drones-fighting-in-ukraine/a-61035894 

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Where Are Russia’s Drones? | Defense One

The total absence of tiny drones, which Russian forces have frequently used in recent campaigns and military training, is one of the puzzles of Russia’s slower-than-expected push into Ukraine. UAVs serve as aerial “eyes and ears” in their typical concept of operations. So, if Russia’s military is increasingly relying on unmanned aerial vehicles, why hasn’t their existence been recorded over Ukraine? One explanation might be that Ukrainian air defenses and electronic warfare networks appear to be operational at this time, potentially interfering with Russian efforts to employ drones. Another is that, despite the Russian military’s earlier success with smaller UAVs, the defense ministry has only lately approved the procurement of larger and more powerful drones. 

Source: https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2022/03/where-are-russias-drones/362612/