• Ukrainian fighters have been using cheap consumer drones to attack Russian invaders
  • The Biden Administration is ramping up protections against drone attacks and potentially expanding who can deploy jamming systems
  • Experts say there have been relatively few malicious attacks, and it’s important to distinguish “the careless, the clueless and the criminal.”

At first, it looks like something out of a video game or a movie: A pair of hands holding a cheap drone controller as its small screen shows a grenade falling toward a soldier standing on ground.

And then there’s an explosion below.

But unlike a game or movie, this is a real-life $1,000 consumer-grade drone that’s been modified to drop explosives on Russian troops and fighting vehicles. And devices like it are being used daily following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.


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