Cheap drones give Iran flight advantage in combat.
Iran is still using cheap drones against U.S. & Saudi Arabia
Drone Swarms are big challenge for U.S, Military.
Costly & complex U.S. drones used to counter & attack;
U.S. drones provide quick targeting of individual Iranian drone aircraft;
U.S. also using microwaves & lasers powered by electricity.
Firing microwaves at drones to fry their electronics is tactic.
Layered drone strategy being applied by U.S.
Jamming has become outmoded,
Patriot missile cost $3M
“Right now, generally, the advantage lies with the attackers,” – Frank McKenzie, the four-star Marine Corps general
The New Military Challenge: Defeating Cheap Drones
Low-cost warfare: US military battles with ‘Costco drones – https://www.ft.com/content/aef5901e-4b9c-4561-a559-a6b7197bafe1