Innovative UAV Technology Helps Syrian Army Offensive in Idlib
The Russian army is employing small UAVs to find targets and then provide designation for attack by laser-guided shells.
A diagram shows how small UAVs—in this case a Katran—are being used to pass target co-ordinates to, and then provide laser designation for, precision-guided artillery. Data is transmitted from the UAV to its ground control station, and then into the command and control vehicle co-ordinating artillery strikes. (Image: Shipunov’s OKB)