Kamikaze drones have become almost a regular part of the war in Ukraine.
Both the Russian aggressors and the defending Ukrainians are increasingly releasing footage of their suicide drone successes.
Although some of the drones hit the target, it does not mean that the collision ended in destruction. It can be proof https://twitter.com/RALee85/status/1752011701921120362which was shared on the X social network by a respected military analyst https://twitter.com/RALee85/status/1752011701921120362 from the American think tank Foreign Policy Research or the Noelreports account, which brings together analysts.
The footage shows a Russian Kamaz car with a broken windshield. A closer look reveals a stuck drone in it, but it did not explode upon impact. The driver escaped without injury.
Experts disagree on how successful drone attacks are. Most footage of successful attacks or stories of “drone aces” basically belong to propaganda. Individual strikes say nothing about the overall success of drones, let alone the evolution of the war.
The soldiers of both armies are unable to cope with the relatively new threat. A good proof is the often seen constructions made of mesh, which they set up around howitzers, tanks and other equipment in an attempt to intercept incoming drones and either completely prevent the explosion, or at least ensure that the epicenter is at a greater distance from the equipment.
They became one of the main weapons on the Ukrainian battlefield. At least partial protection against them exists, but kamikaze drone designers keep coming up with new ways to bypass it.