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Cheap Drones Are Transforming the Battlefield

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Cheap drones, once the domain of hobbyists, are now in high demand on battlefields. Following Hamas's attack on October 7, Israel has been flooding suppliers with requests for drones: it wants as many as possible, as soon as possible. WSJ’s Heather Somerville unpacks the benefits and perils of the use of off-the-shelf drones in modern warfare.



Further Reading:

-Israel Wants Inexpensive Drones. Chinese, American—It Doesn’t Matter. 

-How the Technological Revolution in Ukraine Is Reshaping Modern Warfare 

-U.S. Drone Startups See an Opening in Ukraine 



Further Listening:

-The Surprising Origins of Russia’s Drones 

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