Kamikaze drone

Kamikaze drone UPSC IAS
  • A kamikaze drone is an unmanned aerial vehicle that is designed to self-destruct after serving its purpose.
  • It is also called a suicide drone or, more formally, a loitering munition,
  • They can hover around the target area for some time (much longer than a cruise missile) and attack only once a target is located.
  • It may also feature a built-in warhead or payload, which is intended to detonate during the engagement.

Latest News about Kamikaze drone

  • 11 April 2023:
    • Iran recently tested a homemade long-range, high-precision kamikaze drone named Meraj-532, equipped with a 50-kg warhead.


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