The enmity between America and Russia is not hidden from anyone. With the attack on Ukraine, it was decided that Russia also wanted to answer not this country that was part of the Soviet Union, but America and the countries looking to the West. America is also helping Russia’s adversary and its friend Ukraine with money and weapons, not helping by sending troops directly. In this episode, America is giving 800 Stringer anti-aircraft systems, 100 grenade launchers, 20 million rounds of small arms, granite launchers and mortars to Ukraine in addition to Kamikaji drones. According to the American dictionary, the word kamikaji is a bit awkward. Actually, kamikaji is a Japanese word. It was the name associated with a special assault unit during World War II. In this, military pilots used to carry out suicide missions by crashing their fighter planes. Since then the name Kamikaji has been associated with any suicide campaign. Now it must have been understood that what will be the work of Kamikaji Drone.
what is kamikaji drone
The Kamikaji drone is a kind of self-inflicted bomb. It flies close to the target until it is in a position to attack with precision and time. It is a combination of a guided cruise missile and an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The White House fact sheet considers it a weapon equivalent to a hundred strategic UAS. It is not yet confirmed what kind of drone is being given to Ukraine, but two variants of this drone are very much discussed. One is Switchblade 300 and the other is Switchblade 600. Switchblade is designed to kill 300 people, while Switchblade 600 is designed to destroy tanks and other military vehicles.
Robotics works like a smart bomb
This advanced guided missile can strike enemy targets with precision from miles away. Such Switchblade drones have cameras, guidance systems, detonators and are robotic smart bombs. Drones can also be programmed to fly and their direction and speed can also be changed as needed. According to Switchblade’s manufacturer AeroVironment, the Switchblade 600 can fly 25 miles in the air for 40 minutes and then strike at 115 miles per hour. The Switchblade 300 is two feet long and weighs only 2.5 kg. It is easy to carry and can also be launched from a tube resembling a mortar. It can fly for 15 minutes.
Kamikaji Drone is like a suicide bomb