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Sat Apr 2, 2022, 08:35 PM

Ukraine invasion: Secret 'punishment from above' drone army taking on Russia

Source: Agence France Presse via The Daily Telegraph

Hidden in a secret location in Ukraine, novice pilots are creating a deadly drone army they’ve dubbed the “punishment from above”.

AFP
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April 2, 2022 - 8:04PM

At a secret location in Ukrainian city of Lviv, the windows taped up to ward off unwanted attention, underground hobbyists improvise deadly drones bound for the front line of the war against Russia.

On a cluttered table the X-shaped frame of one drone stands among bundles of plastic propellers and sachets of minuscule screws. Soon it will take flight with its payload: a wine bottle-sized antitank grenade designed to plunge on Russian armour.

Two other drones are already affixed with quad propellers, their squat bodies gaping with miniature bomb bays to rain explosives on Russian infantry challenging Ukrainian defenders to the north and east.

One more — the shape of a stealth bomber, the size of a bird of prey — will conduct reconnaissance missions for artillery squads, spotting targets and marking them for incoming fire.

Read more: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/world/ukraine-invasion-secret-punishment-from-above-drone-army-taking-on-russia/news-story/2bd76c429c7781a1efd7739f2c42a814



Never-ending effective Ukrainian Resistance for putler the loser to be.

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Reply Ukraine invasion: Secret 'punishment from above' drone army taking on Russia (Original post)
Justice matters. Apr 2022 OP
peppertree Apr 2022 #1
Justice matters. Apr 2022 #3
peppertree Apr 2022 #7
BigmanPigman Apr 2022 #4
peppertree Apr 2022 #8
LiberatedUSA Apr 2022 #22
peppertree Apr 2022 #23
Igel Apr 2022 #2
Me. Apr 2022 #6
roamer65 Apr 2022 #5
gab13by13 Apr 2022 #9
oldsoftie Apr 2022 #10
Smackdown2019 Apr 2022 #11
RussBLib Apr 2022 #12
Warpy Apr 2022 #13
calimary Apr 2022 #14
BlueWavePsych Apr 2022 #15
randr Apr 2022 #16
Fla Dem Apr 2022 #17
Martin68 Apr 2022 #18
Fla Dem Apr 2022 #19
Martin68 Apr 2022 #20
Fla Dem Apr 2022 #21

Response to Justice matters. (Original post)

Sat Apr 2, 2022, 08:37 PM

1. This will go down as one of the GREAT David and Goliath stories of the centuries

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Response to peppertree (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 2, 2022, 08:49 PM

3. These clever "boys" hit the war criminals at night when they sleep!

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Response to Justice matters. (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 2, 2022, 10:01 PM

7. Well, as Billie Holiday might have put it to Putin:

If you don't like the peaches, don't shake the tree.

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Response to peppertree (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 2, 2022, 08:52 PM

4. Yes, that is the perfect analogy.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 2, 2022, 10:07 PM

8. Thanks!

Here's hoping the good people of Ukraine can have their victory parade - and soon.

And when they do, Joe Biden can hold his head high because U.S. support - in terms of much-needed funds, weapons, and crucial satellite intelligence - will do down as one of the decisive factors in what many thought unthinkable just six weeks ago: Russia's defeat.

Another great reason to be grateful it's Biden - and not Needy Amin - who's president right now.

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Response to peppertree (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 3, 2022, 09:17 PM

22. They'll have to trilogy it; a 2 hour movie won't be enough. N/t

 

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Response to LiberatedUSA (Reply #22)

Sun Apr 3, 2022, 09:45 PM

23. Isn't that the truth

It's like David and Goliath, Return of the Jedi, Dune, and Miracle on Ice all rolled into one epic saga.

May they be able to start rebuilding soon - and may it be paid for with all that offshored Russian loot they've put liens on.

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Response to Justice matters. (Original post)

Sat Apr 2, 2022, 08:42 PM

2. Aerial molotov cocktails.

1. I like.

2. If they can do it, others can.

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Response to Igel (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 2, 2022, 09:28 PM

6. Aim For Red Square

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Response to Justice matters. (Original post)

Sat Apr 2, 2022, 09:23 PM

5. Kill more orcs!

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Response to Justice matters. (Original post)

Sat Apr 2, 2022, 10:09 PM

9. Ukraine needs real drones that fire Hellfire missiles, and Kamikaze drones.

We have lots of them, ship them over.

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Response to gab13by13 (Reply #9)

Sat Apr 2, 2022, 10:25 PM

10. Yes! And anti ship weapons too. Tanks, jets, everything.

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Response to Justice matters. (Original post)

Sat Apr 2, 2022, 11:11 PM

11. All those years of Gameboy is at practical use

The old days of clamering up a prop plane and taking off from half of mile runway is the past. Now, drones are the new way to fight.

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Response to Justice matters. (Original post)

Sat Apr 2, 2022, 11:18 PM

12. I just hope that the "wrong" people do not get drones

here in America. The maniacs here could do a lot of damage, to America.

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Response to Justice matters. (Original post)

Sat Apr 2, 2022, 11:52 PM

13. Ukrainians are doing things like this, retrofiting tank guns as

regular machine guns, doing other incredibly innovative things to get the better of them.

It looks like the best the Russians have come up with is mounting guns on 4WD pickup trucks.

And they don't have enough sense to be embarrassed.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #13)

Sun Apr 3, 2022, 12:46 AM

14. Hey, works for me!

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Response to Justice matters. (Original post)

Sun Apr 3, 2022, 09:48 AM

15. Send one to the Kremlin. A Doolittle raid would be a propaganda coup!

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Response to Justice matters. (Original post)

Sun Apr 3, 2022, 09:51 AM

16. Computer war games enter the real world

Will life imitate art and the need for gamers' skills be useful as a new battlefield weapon?

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Response to Justice matters. (Original post)

Sun Apr 3, 2022, 11:19 AM

17. Why is this even being talked about? "At a secret location in Ukrainian city of Lviv,"

This just gives the bastard Russians an excuse to level the city of Lviv. Stop bragging about what their capabilities are and where they're located. That is so stupid.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #17)

Sun Apr 3, 2022, 12:32 PM

18. They most probably are not in Lviv, but some other city. The Ukranians would never disclose the

location like that. Misdirection and misinformation.

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Response to Martin68 (Reply #18)

Sun Apr 3, 2022, 02:47 PM

19. Doesn't matter whether it's actually in Lviv or not.

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The word is out they are developing attack drones in Lviv. Whether it's actually in Lviv won't matter to the Russians. They'll use the public information that they are being developed in Lviv as an excuse to bomb Lviv. Not that they need an excuse.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #19)

Sun Apr 3, 2022, 07:18 PM

20. Lviv, not Kyiv...

They don't need an excuse to bomb Kyiv. I thought your point was that it might pinpoint the location of the drones.I suspect it is nowhere near either city.

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Response to Martin68 (Reply #20)

Sun Apr 3, 2022, 08:10 PM

21. Thanks.

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