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.