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Low-cost warfare: US military battles with ‘Costco drones’

14 mins | Jan 14, 2022
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How are these low-budget deadly weapons flying under the radar? For all the hype about hypersonic missiles, small, cheap drones are one of the most significant threats to US forces threatening coalition bases in Iraq and Syria and the future of low-cost warfare. Katrina Manson examines the concern surrounding America’s capabilities to fight against these weapons and how these may develop to become even more dangerous as AI technology improves.