Ukraine Buys Huge Amounts of Russian Fue... Fri Jan 20, 2023 08:34 | Antonia Kotseva
Turkey Has Sent Ukraine Cluster Munition... Thu Jan 12, 2023 00:26 | Jack Detsch
New Israeli Government Promises to Talk ... Tue Jan 10, 2023 21:13 | Al Majadeen
Russia Training Iranian Pilots Ahead of ... Tue Jan 10, 2023 15:19 | The Times of Israel
Lukashenko Abolishes Copyright Protectio... Tue Jan 10, 2023 15:05 | Nikki Main
A bird's eye view of the vineyard
Douglas Macgregor ? We are co Belligerents Sat Jan 28, 2023 17:29 | The Saker
The West Has Lost Already (Gonzalo Lira) Sat Jan 28, 2023 17:01 | The Saker
Some Thoughts about Neutrality and Peaceful Multi-Ethnicity Sat Jan 28, 2023 16:19 | The Saker
By Eduard Rosel for the Saker blog The emissary from Kiev to the WEF in Davos, Switzerland, Olena Zelenska, the wife of the Ukrainian President, said in Davos to an
The Next Stage in Western Escalation Fri Jan 27, 2023 20:00 | The Saker
by Batiushka for the Saker blog Introduction: The Story So Far So far the US has carried out regime changes and created military conflicts in countries friendly to or important
?Doomsday clock?: 90 seconds to midnight Fri Jan 27, 2023 15:06 | The Saker
by Pepe Escobar for PressTV, cross posted with the author’s permission The Doomsday Clock, set by the US-based magazine Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, has been moved to 90 seconds
The Saker >>
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005
RTE in breach of its own editorial principles Anthony
Waiting for SIPO Anthony
Formal complaint against Robert Watt Anthony
RTE bias complaint Anthony
Fergus Finlay and the maternity hospital ‘gotcha’ trap Anthony
Public Inquiry >>
A Blog About Human Rights
UN human rights chief calls for priority action ahead of climate summit Sat Oct 30, 2021 17:18 | Human Rights
5 Year Anniversary Of Kem Ley?s Death Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:34 | Human Rights
Poor Living Conditions for Migrants in Southern Italy Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:14 | Human Rights
Right to Water Mon Aug 03, 2020 19:13 | Human Rights
Human Rights Fri Mar 20, 2020 16:33 | Human Rights
Human Rights in Ireland >>
US Is Transferring Large Suicide Drones to Ukraine to Kill Russians
anti-war / imperialism |
Thursday April 07, 2022 22:34 by 1 of Indy
All this pretense of the establishment that it is liberal, democratic and peace loving is sickening as they are anything but. In this report, we can see that the US is happily spending tax payers money to arm neo-nazi thugs in the Ukraine to uphold their own foreign policy objectives by using the latest technology of suicide drones. The report speaks for itself.
The $300 million lethal aid package for Ukraine that the Pentagon announced Friday will include the latest Switchblade combat drones, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin confirmed Tuesday.
According to Bloomberg, the White House previously announced a shipment of “series 300” Switchblade drones, which weigh 3.3 pounds, can fly about six miles and stay aloft for about 15 minutes, and are “designed to attack personnel and light vehicles” with a warhead roughly equivalent to a 40mm grenade.
The Switchblade-600 drones to which Austin referred, Bloomberg reports, weigh 50 pounds, can fly over 24 miles and stay aloft for 40 minutes, and and have the capability to destroy tanks.
Writing for The Spectator on Tuesday, Sam Cranny-Evans explains that the Switchblade-300 “is launched from a tube,” is “about the size of a baguette,” and “is fitted with an explosive warhead,” noting that the warhead on the Switchblade-600 is the same one used by Javelin anti-tank missiles.
For both models, the “operator flies the drone into an area of interest before detecting, identifying, and attacking a target with lethal effect,” Cranny-Evans added. Switchblade drones are sometimes referred to as “kamikaze drones” because they crash into their targets and explode on contact.
A small number of Ukrainians have been trained in the United States on how to operate killer “Switchblade” drones, single-use weapons that fly into their targets and detonate on impact, a senior U.S. defense official disclosed on Wednesday.
The Ukrainians undergoing training on the Switchblades and other weaponry number less than a dozen. They had arrived in the United States for regular military education programs prior to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24.
“We took advantage of the opportunity to pull them aside for a couple of days and provide them some training, particularly on the Switchblades UAV,” the senior U.S. defense official told reporters, speaking on condition of anonymity. “UAV” refers to an unmanned aerial vehicle.
So lets break that down, they pulled outside these people to show them how to remotely deliver grenades that blow up beside people and there will be literally no escape once these drones find them and chase them. And somehow they seem to think these deadly weapons will just remain in Ukraine. The more they produce the more they will be used everywhere in all sorts of settings.