How Drones Are Revolutionizing the Economics of War

Israel and its allies, including the US, UK, and France, managed to mostly foil a massive drone and missile attack by Iran, retaliation for a strike on its consulate in Syria. The unprecedented onslaught showed how much drones have changed war. While worries about Israel’s response and regional escalation increase, one thing is clear: the manufacturing of Iran’s Shahed-136 drones has changed the economics of war. Their use by Houthis in the Red Sea and Russia in Ukraine illustrate the new reality, that inexpensive but accurate technology allows anyone who wields it to wreak asymmetrical damage in any theater of war.


00:57 — Israel Under Attack
1:42 — Asymmetrical Warfare and Drones
2:44 — The Shahed-136 Drone
3:41 — The Economics of Drone Warfare
4:31 — Drones in the Red Sea and Ukraine
5:16 — Supplying Modern Armies

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