Russian armored vehicles are easy targets for Ukraine's drones because they often lack jamming tech: report

  • Russian jamming tech is not deployed evenly on the front line, according to The New York Times.

  • Their armored vehicles often don't have jamming systems installed, a soldier told the publication.

  • This can make them an easy target for Ukrainian drones, they said.

Russia is not providing some of its armored vehicles with electronic warfare protection, meaning they can be easy targets for Ukrainian drones, according to a report.

The New York Times on Wednesday reported that Ukraine's drone attacks were being thwarted with increasing success by Russia's electronic warfare systems, which are able to scramble their navigation systems.

However, while Russia's jamming tech is superior to that of Ukraine's, it is not deployed evenly on the front line, it said.

Ukrainian soldiers told the publication that Russian armored vehicles can be a weak link because they often don't have jamming tech installed.

The report mirrors recent claims by US think tank The Institute for the Study of War, which cited Russian military bloggers complaining that commanders exposed troops and armored vehicles to drone attacks by gathering them in groups without sufficient protection. reported in January that Russia does not yet have an effective electronic warfare system that can be fitted to tanks.

Drones have played a vital role in Ukraine's battle against the Russian invasion and have been used for tasks ranging from bombing attacks to accepting the surrender of Russian prisoners.

They have enabled Ukraine to offset some of the disadvantages it has faced amid a block in aid by the US Congress and resulting ammunition shortages.

But Ukraine and Russia are engaged in a cat-and-mouse game, with both sides trying to rapidly negate small improvements the other makes in drone warfare technology and tactics.

Business Insider's defense reporter, Chris Panella, previously reported that Ukraine had demonstrated skill in flying drones into small open hatches on tanks or Russian trenches.

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