The White House will send two Switchblade kamikaze drones made in America to Ukraine as part of a nearly-billion-dollar defense package. This follows the pleas of Volodimir Zelensky, Ukrainian President, for NATO military aid to help combat the war. According to NBC, and other US media, the Russian invasion of Ukraine was reported.
AeroVironmentv designed them so they can be easily transported. These were selected for their ease-of-use.Switchblades offer a unique advantage: they can stop the attack before the target is reached. This is unlike Hellfire drones which, in past missions and exercises, have hit innocent civilians.
Joe Biden (the President of the United States) announced on Wednesday that 800 million dollars ($727.7 Million euros) of military aid was to be provided for Ukraine in response to Russia’s invasion of the European nation. Drones, antiaircraft and antiarmour weapons
The Switchblade 600, the most powerful Switchblade, weighs just 20 kg and can hover over a target for 40 min before launching at speeds up to 115 mph.Pierce armor and destroy a tanks.Its part: The Switchblade 300, which weighs in at around 2.5 kilos, is lighter and designed to kill passengers in vehicles and outsiders.It can travel up to 10 km, hover for 15 min, and then dive onto a target at 100 miles per hour.
They can be used as single-use weapons or “robotic smart bombs”, as the US military calls them. They can be programmed to engage targets far away with the help of guidance systems, explosives, and cameras.
They are also meant for profit. Switchblade 300 is an example of this.About 6,000 dollars This results in Ukraine’s most significant combat use to date of the weapon.
800 Stinger antiaircraft systems, 2000 Javelin antitank missiles and 1,000 light anti-armor weapons are included in the aid package. A total of 100 unmanned tactical aerial system, one hundred Javelin anti-tank missiles, 1,000 light anti-armor weapons, 5,000 rifles and 400 machine guns will be distributed.
You can also buy things with the money. There are more than 20,000,000 small arms ammunition and mortar, grenade and grenade rocket rounds. Also available: 25,000 bulletproof vests and 250,000 helmets. According to a White House statement, the package also includes weapons.