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Before the fall of the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, there were multiple calls to airdrop humanitarian aid and other cargo by drone. But is the technology and infrastructure ready to scale in war zones?

  • Strategy and Security Studies Professor Lt. Col. Mark Jacobsen from the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies said it will be a “long road” to effective drone delivery capabilities in combat.
  • While there has been a lot of experimentation, the Pentagon’s capabilities are very limited, he said.
  • Jacobsen said drone delivery will be an increasingly important tool and requires large government investment.

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