A new player has emerged on the battlegrounds in the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia—Vampire bomber drones.

These reportedly fast, hard-to-detect unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have earned a fearsome reputation among Russian forces, who have ominously dubbed them “Baba Yaga,” after the evil witch from Slavic folklore.

Let’s delve into this recent report and see the broader implications of this alleged nightmare drone, including its capabilities, impact, and deployment in today’s modern conflict scenarios.

Menacing Reputation and Operational Capabilities

Operating primarily during nighttime raids, the Vampire drones, according to a report by Bussiness Insider, possess remarkable capabilities that allow them to maneuver close to Russian tanks and armor before striking with devastating explosives.