first published on September 30, 2020 by Will
The Azerbaijani military has released several video clips showing kamikaze drones hitting Armenian military targets in the recent escalation of hostilities.
Loiter munitions, often referred to kamikaze drones or suicide drones, are unmanned, sensor-rich aerial munitions that can be used in an autonomous manner in which it loiters on station until it detects preprogrammed target signatures such as enemy radar sites or communications transmissions. It then dives directly onto the target, detonating its payload on impact. The Kamikaze Drone may also be remote controlled by a human pilot from a relatively safe location to destroy various targets of opportunity. The Azerbaijani kamikaze drones are Israeli-made Harop loitering munitions.