Japanese media is reporting that the Government of Japan will provide drone detection systems to Ukraine to aid in the fight against the Russian invader’s use of drones. These comments come from Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Wednesday.
According to the Japanese Jiji news agency, “In March, Kishida visited Ukraine and told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy that Japan would provide $30 million in nonlethal defense equipment assistance through a NATO trust fund. This framework will be used to provide a drone detection system.”
The use of drones in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine continues to intensify as the rest of the world watches the evolution of warfare tactics and the potential downrange effects on the security of critical infrastructure worldwide.
Ukraine has continued to receive assistance from Western allies in the form of equipment, supplies, ammunition, and other vital support needed to defend their country. Counter-drone systems, including systems that can detect and mitigate drones used by Russia, continue to pour into Ukraine.
Many nations and interested observers have closely watched the tactics used by both Russia and Ukraine. There are numerous documents available that further detail open-source intelligence (OSINT) on the equipment and tactics being used, including:
OPSEC Guide for Drone Use in Ukraine by DroneSec
Evolution of Warfare Tactics in Ukraine by the Royal United Services Institute
Iranian UAVs in Ukraine by the Defense Intelligence Agency
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