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Lessons on Low-Cost Deterrence and Drones From Ukraine

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General James Hecker discusses how the US is adapting its warfare strategies based on lessons learned from the war in Ukraine, where innovative low-cost solutions like repurposed cell phones have been effective in countering Russian attacks. The importance of protecting against missile attacks on ships with sailors onboard and the use of affordable UAVs to engage partners in defense efforts is also highlighted, emphasizing the need for cost-effective defense strategies to deter adversaries and enhance overall deterrence capabilities.

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US learning from war in Ukraine for future warfare strategies.
00:20
Ukraine's innovative use of low-cost solutions like repurposed cell phones to track drones has been successful in countering Russian attacks.
First-person view drones and anti-aircraft artillery have been effective in shooting down enemy drones, demonstrating Ukraine's resourcefulness.
US adversaries are also utilizing UAVs for military operations, emphasizing the need for cost-effective defense strategies.
Importance of Protecting Against Threats.
04:29
The speaker highlights the need to protect ships from missile attacks and maintain air superiority.
Suggestion to Use Affordable UAVs.
Recommends the use of affordable UAVs to engage partners in defense efforts.
Enhancing Deterrence Capabilities.
By involving multiple partners in producing and deploying UAVs, overall deterrence capabilities can be enhanced.