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7 Apr, 3 tweets, 1 min read
One of the results of the dispersion of armed UAVs is that countries that couldn't afford to operate fighters/attack aircraft, will be able to afford a fleet of UCAVs, and mid-range powers that have air forces, will decide that UAVs are a cheaper alternative to manned aviation.
In Ukraine's case, it has a very specific military scenario and threat to tailor is military to. Operating aircraft and training pilots is very expensive. Long-range ground-based fires, such as artillery and MLRS, and ground-based air defenses make more sense.
Plus, Russia has the most capable ground-based air defenses in the world. If you want to make life difficult for the Russian military, the answer for Ukraine isn't manned aviation, but long-range PGMs and lots of loitering munitions that are hard to target on the ground.

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