The Kiev air force managed to repel a drone attack on its capital recently, using a combination of radar-guided anti-aircraft missiles and cyber warfare. The incident highlights the increasing presence of drones in warfare and the need for measures to counter them.
The incident began when the Ukrainian military observed a number of drones heading towards Kiev. The military immediately activated a defence network that includes radar-guided anti-aircraft missiles and cyber defences aimed at disabling the drones. The missiles shot down several of the drones, while the cyber defences disabled the remaining ones.
The Ukrainian military has not released the exact type of drones that were used in the attack, but it is believed that it was of Russian origin. This would not be the first time that Russian forces have used drones to attack Ukrainian positions, and it likely won’t be the last.
The incident highlights the need for nations to be prepared to defend against drone attacks and to have measures in place to counter them. This may include additional radar systems, more advanced cyber defences, and anti-drone weapons such as surface-to-air missiles and jammers.