We are talking about the larger Switchblade 300 and Switchblade 600 drones produced by American AeroVironment.
The 300 version can hit targets at a distance of just under a mile, while the larger version has more than 30 miles.
Weighs 2.5 kg
Drones are equipped with cameras and missiles. It weighs only 2.5 kg and can be carried in a small backpack. Military experts believe that they will give Ukraine a whole new opportunity in the war against Russia.
Both models of drones can be set up and used in a short time and can be used against tanks, artillery or cars for example.
On Wednesday, President Joe Biden announced that the United States would send military aid to Ukraine totaling more than $1 billion, which equates to just over 9 billion Norwegian kroner.
The broadcast represents a shift in US arms exports. Basically, the wart sent defensive weapons, such as anti-tank weapons and anti-aircraft guns.
Politicowhich is among the many mediums that have written about drone delivery, write that they can remain in the air for up to 30 minutes before being directed toward a target by an operator on the ground.
used in Afghanistan
The weapon was first used by US Special Forces in Afghanistan. The United Kingdom is among the countries using such drones.
New emergency meeting at the United Nations
On Thursday, the UN Security Council will be New emergency meeting on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine.
Norway, the United Kingdom, the United States, Albania, France and Ireland have requested a new emergency meeting.
– More than 3 million people have fled Ukraine, and the human suffering is getting worse with each passing day. We have requested the meeting to ensure that all members of the Security Council are constantly informed of the situation for civilians and the consequences of this terrible war, says Norway’s Ambassador to the UN Mona Juul in a comment to NTB.
– Norway will continue to put heavy pressure on Russia to stop hostilities, she said.
The World Health Organization, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the United Nations Political Bureau will address the meeting.
– Russia is committing war crimes and targeting civilians, The British delegation to the United Nations tweeted on Wednesday.
The British write that Russia’s illegal war in Ukraine is a threat to us all.
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