Phoenix Ghost – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Phoenix Ghost it is a small unmanned aerial combat vehicle, which instead of carrying a separate explosive warhead, is itself the explosive, to be used as a suicide munition. It was designed by Aevex Aerospace and, according to a senior US defense official, provides a similar capability to the AeroVironment Switchblade.[1]Although it can be used for reconnaissance functions even at night, through the use of infrared sensors, its main mission is attack, with a flight autonomy of more than six hours.

On April 21, 2022, within the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the United States Department of Defense declared that the vehicle had been developed prior to the invasion, but that it meets the requirements and needs of the Armed Forces. from Ukraine for the fight in Donbas.[2][3][4]

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References[editar]

  1. «Kyiv Asked for a New Kamikaze Drone to Fight Russia. The Air Force Delivered Phoenix Ghost». Defense One (in English). Retrieved April 22, 2022.
  2. Pentagon: ‘Phoenix Ghost’ Drones Would Benefit Ukraine (in English)retrieved 22 April 2022 .
  3. Parsons, Dan (April 21, 2022). «Mysterious ‘Phoenix Ghost’ Suicide Drones Headed To Ukraine». The Drive (in English). Retrieved April 22, 2022.
  4. «Mystery drone: How the Air Force fast-tracked a new weapon for Ukraine». POLITICO (in English). Retrieved April 22, 2022.
  5. «Mystery drone: How the Air Force fast-tracked a new weapon for Ukraine». POLITICO (in English). Retrieved April 22, 2022.
  6. «Statement on $800 Million in Additional Security Assistance for Ukraine». U.S. Department of Defense (in American English). Retrieved April 22, 2022.




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