Later in the episode, senior tech reporter Gareth Corfield pointed out some of the investigations that have surfaced surrounding military drone engagements in the Ukraine war.
The question has already arisen, what do you do if you are a drone operator, or you are on the ground operating a drone and you see an enemy drone approaching?
Well, of course, you do everything possible to try to eliminate the enemy drone. So now we’re seeing the emergence of some very interesting videos showing drone vs. drone mid-air collisions. Drone operators attempt to capsize enemy drones, bouncing onto them from above and hitting them in the hopes of destroying the rotors or damaging key systems enough to flip the thing over and send it back to earth.
These engagements actually have strong historical parallels to World War I.
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