Despite this, due to careful planning, the Ukrainian military finds ways to break through this obstacle, and at least 35-40% of Ukrainian UAVs fly to the designated target, The Economist writes.
Although, at first glance, Ukrainian drone attacks on objects on the territory of the russian federation have more of a psychological impact, in fact the UAVs are directed to strike fuel depots, logistics, ammunition dumps and delivery routes as well as other elements of the russian military infrastructure, which are located at a considerable distance.
It is noted that for such attacks, Ukraine can use several types of kamikaze drones at once, among which there is apparently a model under the mysterious name "Morok" ("dark spirit" in English), which is capable of flying several hundred kilometers deep into enemy territory. Such attacks are carried out at the request of combat brigades, where "they know where Russian arms are being stored, but have no way of hitting them" with the weapons at their disposal.
To plan attacks, servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine can use intelligence data from Western partners about the location of russian EW and air defense equipment. Since the enemy cannot provide dense cover around all important objects, there is always a chance that a certain number of Ukrainian drones will break through and be able to hit the object.
The Ukrainian military compile data on the results of the attack from satellites, tracking devices, social-media reports and local agents.
It will be recalled that earlier Defense Express talked about how the russians complained that their air base in Kursk was attacked by cardboard drones from Australia.