US sent Ukraine useless low-tech analogue drones: Report

A report says US-supplied drones to Ukraine to use against pro-Russia forces utilize “stone age” technology that makes them ineffective against jamming and hacking.

According to a report published by Reuters on Wednesday, the 72 Raven RQ-11B Analog mini-drones arrived in Ukraine this summer and are part of US President Barack Obama’s non-lethal military assistance strategy to end the war in Ukraine.

“From the beginning, it was the wrong decision to use these drones in our (conflict),” said an advisor to Ukraine’s military, Natan Chazin, adding that if it was up to him he would see the drones returned.

The army’s Air Force command also acknowledged that the Ravens had a fundamental flaw of being easily intercepted and jammed.

“The complex is analog, therefore command channels and data are not protected from interception and suppression by modern means of electronic warfare,” it added.

US officials have accepted that the drones sent to Ukraine are…

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