Cheap Drones Enabled Iran & Arabs To Use in Warfare Arsenal; Million Dollar Cost of U.S. Drones Constrains Use by Military; Interception of Swarms of Cheap Drones;

DRONES

SITUATION
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;

SOLUTION:
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,

STATS:
Patriot missile cost $3M

SAYS:
“Right now, generally, the advantage lies with the attackers,”  –  Frank McKenzie, the four-star Marine Corps general

SOURCES:
The New Military Challenge: Defeating Cheap Drones
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-militarys-new-challenge-defeating-cheap-hobbyist-drones-11641401270

Low-cost warfare: US military battles with ‘Costco drones – https://www.ft.com/content/aef5901e-4b9c-4561-a559-a6b7197bafe1

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