No Loitering: What Russia’s Iranian Drones Could Mean for Ukraine

October 21, 2022

Weapon Program: 

  • Military


Federico Borsari


European Council on Foreign Relations

Russia has begun raining Iranian-made drones and loitering munitions down on Ukraine, using them to attack both infrastructure and civilians. So far, the operational impact of these drones appears to be limited. However, if Russia deploys them in greater numbers, begins to use them in combination with other systems or in swarms, or better integrates them within its military operations, they could still pose a significant threat to Ukrainian forces, civilians, and infrastructure.


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