How Drones Are Completely Changing Warfare

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50 Comments

  1. Anodyne Melody on November 23, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    The Russian and Chinese militaries and military industries are controlled absolutely by warmongering dictators, that’s why they are always the ones to first simultaneously steal, copy, and modify Western military technology while performing lesser, but still capable, R&D and then rush to procure, manufacture, and deploy massive quantities of these types of weapons systems. They desire personal power and are driven by greed and have no concept of ethics. Most Western, Western-aligned, democratic nations always deeply research all military technologies, usually well in advance of the authoritarian adversary nations by about a decade or longer in order to prevent technological surprise.

    However, because the majority of citizens, business leaders, and politicians in Western democracies typically desire world peace, international financial stability, economic growth, and general prosperity, they *_usually_* do not start procuring and deploying weapons systems in significant quantities which are either less ethical and or are significantly likely to negatively impact world prosperity, provide more punch to smaller adversary powers due to low cost + high capabilities, intensify current and future conflicts, and shorten strategic/tactical decision-making time (which hypersonic missiles and drones do) until an adversary like Russia, Iran, or China start manufacturing and deploying those weapons systems in quantity.

    For example, the USA was designing and testing very capable and advanced experimental guided hypersonic missiles (both conventionally-powered and nuclear-powered) as early as the 1950’s, and had the industrial capability and financial capital to manufacture and deploy large numbers of those weapons. Hypersonic missile research continued in the 1970’s, picked up in the 1980’s, reduced in the 1990’s, and was then reinvigorated by civilian scientists at NASA for peaceful transportation purposes in the 2000’s. However, American leaders wisely decided to not start mass producing and deploying those experimental weapons because if they did they would start a new arms race and at the time there wasn’t a hypersonics arms race. Additionally, a global conflict with technologically peer-level adversary nations had not occurred for a very long time (since World War II and Korea) and also at that time, a global peer-level adversary arms race was not yet happening, nor was a new Cold War-like arms race predicted by most Western leaders and analysts (on both sides of the aisle).

    Sometimes it’s a wise and strategically-sound decision to *_NOT_* start mass producing and fielding a game-changing new weapon system, as doing so can start an arms race where one might not have happened. Unfortunately, with the rise of absolute dictators and authoritarian regimes in China and Russia, Putin and Xi Jin-Ping decided to accelerate the global arms race once again, seeking to gain any and all military power possible, and they took inspiration from Cold War-era concepts and ideas for extremely nasty weapons, including hypersonic missiles, suicide drones, maneuvering nuclear warheads, multi megaton autonomous nuclear torpedoes, loitering munitions, among many others and started modernizing those designs and fielding them. This left NATO leaders with no choice but to go back to their research and modernize and field those systems in response to the authoritarians’ decisions.

  2. Theokolese The Shadow Of Death on November 23, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    Funny how things come full circle. Anti aircraft guns fell out of fashion with advances in surface to air missiles. Now I believe we will see anti drone guns specifically designed to deal with drone swarms in a low cost way. Laser defense systems will also be used.

  3. AlI hamid on November 23, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    I love videos like this

  4. Sam on November 23, 2020 at 9:04 pm
  5. ThatGuy on November 23, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    drones are the new weapon of war

  6. Meldridge Reed Jr on November 23, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    Counter drone technology : lasers and em jammer.

  7. ameanasaurus rex on November 23, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    Drone swarms will change combat. A swarm of 200 coordinated drones with appropriate weapons platforms would shred a similar sized force of soldiers quick, especially if they couldn’t find adequate cover.

  8. Stefan Ciganovic on November 23, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    Question is does all drones needs satellites? Not many countries have them or capable of launch them into space?

  9. LongColt on November 23, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    5:10 there is no freaking way all my issued gear cost 18k. 5,000$ at most.

  10. Jimmy Miller on November 23, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    or ignoring other drones unless they pose a threat target pure civilian targets to get them to surrender or sue for white peace buy striking power plants and water facilities to cripple the nation.

    I don’t see a drone on drone war just people in power with an automated army with no morals and with no checks and balances as any resistance can be crushed in a wave of thousands of kamikaze drones.

  11. Balázs Molnár on November 23, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    Drones so far did not face a real air defense against them. So they are factors but not as revolutionary as many ppl. thinks. Just imagine what conventional airplane can do in case there is 0 air defense. This is the case currently for the drones. Which will change soon.

  12. Wolfsblut Graumond on November 23, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    Turkish Drones won the war against Armenia within 44 days….lol. Armenia lost equipment in the Value of 3 Billion and 13 thousand soldiers. Good job aserbaidcan

  13. Teej on November 23, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    Anyone read Germline: Subterrene war by TC McCarthy? The premise is that warfare moves to underground through use of tunneling machines because drones make above ground battle.. well yea, look at the Armenian conflict.. everything above ground is sitting ducks.

  14. kenji214245 on November 23, 2020 at 9:16 pm

    Drones about to change future of warfare.
    – Flak cannons have entered the server.
    – Automated small calibre turrets have entered the server.
    – EM weapons have entered the server
    Now all we need are these companies to realise that they need to make these weapons smaller, faster, cheaper and more portable and it will even it self out.
    Until then Drones will bloody dominate.

  15. Nikko on November 23, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    Drones with Palantir analytics….. money!!!!

  16. tripodalt on November 23, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    their is video of drone war in syria 2017 who show how the insurgent dropped grenade inside tank trap and how infantry shooted with rifle the drones easilly
    since its more hard to fly than to program a turet their is not a superiority
    as mentioned the drone exist since 100years and the first missile in 1944 was remote control

  17. Behrooz KHaleghi Rad on November 23, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    Nobody can disagree that Iran has drasticly advanced in drone technology and producing them .

  18. Tom Kitta on November 23, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    China is world’s largest drone maker. I would not be so optimistic on limits of loss of life. Not at all. Future wars can be even more bloody then past wars – reason is more destructive power we now have vs. the past. Currently we have no real defense against drones – the only real option is to hit the enemy with more of your own drones. Old school AA systems are replaced by electronic systems that take out drones without even firing a single missile (tested in Armenia).

  19. AljuKimong Vlog on November 23, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    cannot hidding when drone fly in war

  20. Z Rus on November 23, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    With advancing AI and Computing technology,,
    Drone Warfare will become even more deadly

    Imagine drone capable carrying 1kg C4 with size of Remote Toy Car and speed of Seabird able of high level coordination and adaptability in RealTime, on massive numbers

    Currently no effective defense against that kind of attack

    Maybe that’s why the world racing for 5G technology

  21. Frank Nover on November 23, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    In the future, assuming progress continues, drones won’t be flying with propellers but with some kind of "levitation" technology. And they will be capable of invisibility. An extension of our senses or that of our possible machine overlord.

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  23. Etienne Sellar on November 23, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Slaughterbot was a pretty good short film about drone use in the near future. It was put up by ALTER. Goddamn messed me up a little lol

  24. Nano Mite on November 23, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    Perhaps you could make a drone that carries a 30mm so it can be used as anti personal and anti light tank

  25. Sauk Raya on November 23, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    Drone is good, but you need foot on the ground to secure an area. Drone alone cannot win a war. If it does, Vietnam, Afganistan, Libya, Yamen, Samolia would be a walkover.

  26. Vikas Rai on November 23, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    Actually it’s going to be much richer than this. We are seeing first generation of drone.
    Think of walking drones or micro drones. Drones that sit somewhere passive for years and hardly leave signals. Drone bugs spread across country, unidentifiable yet intelligent. And connected future of drones.

    Must different landscape of future

  27. T on November 23, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    If I were a soldier I’d have a drone deliver me a pizza and a beer.

  28. Marc 66 on November 23, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    The armenian army is small but well trained , its soldiers are braves but Armenia fails in garatee an anti-aerial protection that avoid Azerbaijan drones atacks against its armoured forces .
    Since ww2 who controls skies controls the battlefields !

  29. J P on November 23, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    I want to see a fleet of drones that could be used at FOB’s that can be used to isolate the area of enemy small arms fire in order to identify a more accurate (smaller target) area for either close air support or artillery support. This could reduce the collateral damage from returning fire.

  30. Davethreshold on November 23, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    I saw something mind-blowing on 60 Minutes: It showed about 1,000 maybe 6-inch drones. They released them, and with basic, AI, in a few minutes, they figured out as a herd how to attack a target, or accomplish another mission!

  31. FunBotan on November 23, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    Wait till we get to play with neuromorphic chips.

  32. Harun Isack on November 23, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    we know the success of Turkish drones prompted this vedeo…nothing about TB2 and other drones involved never mentioned lol

  33. Renaissance Novice on November 23, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    "Begun the Drone War has."

    I wonder if drone swarms might be the key to cracking the Chinese beachhead in the event of a war. Then again, due to range limitations, a carrier ship would already need to have broken through the anti-ship bubble to get close enough. Actually, no. If glider swarms were launched from high altitude/low orbit range wouldn’t be a problem.

  34. MBO1892 on November 23, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    Drones are very effective, until someone jams their frequency(s)

  35. User Name on November 23, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    Time to change my identity to a drone for future opportunities

  36. JQ K on November 23, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    5:30 Yes, sure, because for some reason all people in positions of military power will suddenly gain a large amount of IQ and thereby acquire moral judgement, which will motivate them not to tell their drones to kill every human being on sight, no, the drones will approach human targets, have a nice little chat with them to find out if they’re a soldier or not and if so blast them to pieces. Seems so very believable to me. I mean, you can’t be serious when you say that no civilians will die in drone wars, right? You know what a war is, right? The random and arbitrary killing that happens in war zones has always benefited at least some faction by instilling fear; I can’t see how that is supposed to change by making everything cheaper.

  37. Murat Gürel on November 23, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    Not all drones but Turkish Bayraktar drone itself is the game changer… 🇹🇷

  38. Nav1 PI on November 23, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    Machine and robot wars, all battles posted on Youtube.

  39. gotmil11 on November 23, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    @Covert Cabal there a Japanese light novel named Heavy Object talk about so called Clean Wars, battle between two giant round mech with feet and big guns. But the true is different, I say wiki for me info.

  40. Chandrashekhar Sawant on November 23, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    It’s a double edged sword.

  41. Dr Bre on November 23, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    i need drone foe ex girl beheading.Do you can help me

  42. John Rathbone on November 23, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    When your only experience is Arma 3 or following the news reports of successful drone strikes against third world militia/insurgence, then yes you would think that way. However, in a modern warfare scenario against a foe with similar technology, then drones will not have the dominance that everyone is used to seeing in the Middle East etc. Electronic Counter Measures will interfere with the data link that is required for the drone to be piloted. Those that get through, would have to face air defences that will be able to track and engage any remaining drones.

  43. John D on November 23, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    Armenians have shot down more than 200 of the Azeri drones and thier KIA is 10 times more than of Armenia, drones are not deciding factor of the winner yes they do cause a nuisance but this isn’t Iraq or Afghanistan, you aren’t fighting poor village people with WW2 weapons, also this Arstakh(karabakh) is a mountainous area which plays a big role, the Azeri weaponry are nearly depleted and their dictator feeds them propaganda after propaganda, he’s family has been running the country for 30 years and he put his wife as vice president lol, shows you what kinda joke Azerbaijan is. How long is that oil money gonna last.

  44. Anonymous on November 23, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    You’r a joke.. people came here to see new Turkish drones use in Nagorno-Karabag war but you showed cold war era drones lmao

  45. Grey Possum on November 23, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    what if we put an emp weapon on tanks

  46. Ian McKenzie on November 23, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    Surprised to see no mention of Israel’s new Light Blade weapon system. It’s currently the premier weapon system when it comes to defending against these types of threats.

  47. Mike Valkanet on November 23, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    I love your videos!

  48. Xi Jingping on November 23, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    I want a DRONE

  49. Sang Moon on November 23, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    I would think jamming would be a key disadvantage with drones. If you can break the contact between the operator and the drone, they become only as effective as the default programming which can’t match the complexity of a human brain.

  50. tolga tarkan ölmez on November 23, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    6:00 This is the incompetency of the Saudi Arabian Army, they still know nothing about the war.

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