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Earlier this month, Ukraine launched a campaign to assemble the world’s first “Army of Drones”. It called on the international community to donate money for new drones or to ‘drone’ their own recreational and commercial drones.

That’s because the Ukrainian military has no official drone unit, so globally supplied and funded drones will play a vital role in protecting the country from Russian occupation.

The initiative is made possible by President Zelensky’s global fundraising initiative, UNITED24together with the General Staff of the Armed Forces and the Ministry of Digital Transformation.

How are drones used in warfare?

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Drones (also known as unmanned aerial vehicles) have long been part of warfare in many parts of the world.

Small drones enable reconnaissance, detect the location of enemy troops, equipment and ammunition depots, and control close-range fire.

Military drones do the same, but at greater distances, covering larger front-line sections with the capacity to continuously monitor an area for two days while flying at a distance of up to 160 km (nearly 100 miles).