The Pentagon: The US will hand over Switchblade 600 kamikaze drones to Ukraine, they can fly at 185 km/h

By: Myroslav Trinko | 23.08.2022, 10:25
The Pentagon: The US will hand over Switchblade 600 kamikaze drones to Ukraine, they can fly at 185 km/h

The U.S. Department of Defense is preparing a new batch of kamikaze drones for Ukraine.

What we know

This was reported by the Pentagon representative Jessica Maxwell to Defense News. We are talking about 10 Switchblade 600 kamikaze drones. A contract to develop the drones by AeroVironment is expected within the next 30 days, she said. Unfortunately, there is no timeline for delivery of the new kamikaze drones yet.

As a reminder, the Switchblade 600 is an improved version of the Switchblade 300. The drone carries a munition weighing up to 23 kg and an anti-tank warhead type Javelin. It boasts a range of up to 80 km and a flight speed of 185 km/h.

Source: Defense News

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