Popular Front Podcast // 31. Insurgent Airforce: Weaponising Commercial Drones


Today we speak to Bellingcat researcher Nick Waters about his extensive work on the use of commercial drone bombs in war. We’re talking about drones you can buy off of Amazon and use in your garden that have been converted by insurgents to drop bombs on their enemies. The use of these drone bombs has skyrocketed since ISIS started using them in Mosul in 2017.

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  1. Simon Johansen on August 19, 2020 at 9:27 am

    very interesting episode, didn’t know that Nicolas Maduro had almost been successfully assassinated by a weaponised commercial drone!

  2. Ben White on August 19, 2020 at 9:36 am

    I remember on funker530 insurgents dropped a 40mm through a hatch on a tank to kill a commander. And I saw that humvee he mentioned as well they add fins for stabilisation the thing went through the hatch hit the ammo and it just popped…

  3. dsamh on August 19, 2020 at 9:47 am

    Great interview. Interesting info. One wonders if there is a link to DJI more directly.

  4. Kevin S. on August 19, 2020 at 9:53 am

    First 😘

  5. Lyin Dog Faced Pony Soldier on August 19, 2020 at 9:55 am

    So i ended up here from tim pool, first vid i see is "how insurgents weaponize commercial drones"…….. subd. Look forward to upcomming content. Looks like some quality stuff. 😁

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