Ukraine War Drone Footage and Updates Day 137
- From February 24 to July 10, the Armed Forces of Ukraine eliminated about 37,300 Russian invaders
- In the Kherson region where the invaders will be able to open no more than 20% of schools, currently the enemy is threatening school leaders, spreading rumors that children who do not go to schools with a Russian curriculum will be taken from their parents and sent to Crimea
- In Chasiv Yar, Donetsk region, 6 dead and 5 wounded people were pulled out from under the rubble of a 5-story building, which was hit by the Russian troops. The search continues
- “The war is not over” rally took place in New York – hundreds of activists with blue and yellow flags marched through the center of the largest US city.
- “The war continues – we should not get tired of repeating it, and together we should do everything that depends on us to end it,” said Oleksiy Golubov, Consul General of Ukraine in New York , at the rally
- The first group of Ukrainian soldiers being trained in a new United Kingdom program have arrived, British officials said
- The latest intelligence update from the U.K. defense ministry said Russian artillery continues to hit the Sloviansk area of the Donbas. The update also noted that Russia has probably made small territorial advances around Popasna
- Residents of Kherson Oblast are urged to prepare shelters to “survive the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine”, Ukrayinska Pravda reports
- The U.S. think tank The Institute for the Study of War released its latest assessment, saying Russian troops continue to face personnel and equipment shortages
- British intelligence called control of the E40 highway, which connects Donetsk and Kharkiv, an apparently important goal for Russia
- The Chairman of the Senate of the French Republic, Gérard Larchet, visited Ukraine and spoke in the Verkhovna Rada. The Armed Forces repulsed the offensive of the occupiers on the Vuglehirska TPP. Together to victory! Glory to Ukraine!
- The Russian Embassy in the States reacted to the US decision to send 4 more HIMARS to Ukraine. They said that behind this decision is Washington’s unstoppable desire to prolong the conflict at any cost, and that weapons from the United States are being used to “destroy the cities of Donbas.”
If the drone is in a fixed position (such as an artillery spotter drone) you would use the autopilot. If you are in the middle of an air combat, you would use your own jet controls.
I am pretty sure the guy flying it doesn’t have to be a trained pilot and is probably just an ordinary airman with a lot of experience flying and controlling aircraft.
I can’t find any evidence of any special training, however, you will have to be familiar with the principles of air navigation and have some level of flying experience to be able to control the drone.
Drones are normally controlled using the controller from a very short distance.
Is there any special training required for the pilot to use a drone in a conflict? Does he have to be a trained pilot or does he just have to be a normal pilot and fly a drone?
How does he fly the drone? What if he sees another drone observing him?