The Swtichblade drone weighs about 3 kilograms and can be transported in a backpack consisting of a launching tube from which the explosive drone comes out. According to some, the weapon has already arrived in the hands of the Ukrainians
The Kamikaze drone. It could be the new weapon sent by the US to the Ukrainians. Indeed, according to some, perhaps it has already arrived. The Switchblade weighs about 3 kilograms, transportable in a backpack and composed of a launching tube from which the explosive drone comes out.
The small projectile can remain in the air for 40 minutes, guided until impact on the target, with a range of 11 kilometers. Has a relatively low cost – about $ 6,000 – compared to other systems. Also suitable for use by small units, those which these days are successfully slowing down the advance of the Russian forces with ambushes, hit-and-run raids, actions behind the lines.
A soldier who is able to wait for the enemy’s moves, places himself in a protected location away from fire reaction, then shoot the drone. The mini-aircraft transmits images of the area, then is activated to strike an entrenched core, cannon, light vehicle, machine gun or anti-tank nest.
The weapon was developed on the basis of a specific request of the special units who wanted to have an apparatus capable of countering the ambushes of guerrilla formations, such as the Taliban or the followers of the Caliph. was the network NBC to disclose the possible supply. The White House has decided to allocate aid for another 800 million dollars in favor of Kiev.