FPV Drones Now Used As Bombers Instead Of Bombs

Ukrainian FPV racing drones have now evolved past one-way suicide missions in which they delivered explosive payloads in kamikaze-style attacks, blowing themselves up in the process... and are now being used as aerial bombers, dropping thermobaric munitions, as seen in the video.


FPV drones differ from standard quadcopter drones as the cameras are on the front of the device, rather than the bottom. This has made them less practical for dropping munitions when compared to a regular quadcopter. The FPV racing drones, as their name suggests, are incredibly fast and agile making them hard to defend against as they deliver explosives onto enemy targets. However, these drones are finite in number and supply, and Ukrainian forces are finding ways to make their resources last longer, and using them in a bomber role rather than as the actual bomb, means they can carry out multiple attacks instead of just one.


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Ukrainian FPV racing drones have now evolved past one-way suicide missions in which they delivered explosive payloads in kamikaze-style attacks, blowing themselves up in the process... and are now being used as aerial bombers, dropping thermobaric munitions, as seen in the video.


FPV drones differ from standard quadcopter drones as the cameras are on the front of the device, rather than the bottom. This has made them less practical for dropping munitions when compared to a regular quadcopter. The FPV racing drones, as their name suggests, are incredibly fast and agile making them hard to defend against as they deliver explosives onto enemy targets. However, these drones are finite in number and supply, and Ukrainian forces are finding ways to make their resources last longer, and using them in a bomber role rather than as the actual bomb, means they can carry out multiple attacks instead of just one.


About the Author

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Will Killmore

Will Killmore is a US Army combat infantry veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He has deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with the 172nd Stryker Brigade and 173rd Airborne Brigade. Following his time in service, he successfully pursued a certificate of journalism and has been a blogger for Funker530 since 2014. Follow Will’s bad takes on Twitter

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