Ukrainian forces have adopted a novel approach in their conflict with Russian forces, employing “flocks” of first-person-view (FPV) drones directed by a leading “queen” drone, as described by a Russian serviceman. This strategy involves the use of a central drone that coordinates the movement of smaller drones, enabling precise attacks on Russian positions.
These drone swarms allow for a more efficient use of resources, with the smaller drones able to conserve battery power by landing and waiting for commands from the “queen” drone. Once targets are identified, these kamikaze drones are launched from close proximity, increasing the effectiveness of their strikes.
This Russian serviceman was apparently a witness to a “flock of Ukrainian FPV drones led by a repeater drone Queen” which descended onto Russian positions and started the bombing. pic.twitter.com/LhvFg8syXW
— WarTranslated (Dmitri) (@wartranslated) January 26, 2024