[..] If small states want to survive aggression by a more powerful counterpart, they must start harvesting from the edges of strategic thinking instead of blindly following historically rooted conventional military ideas. They must stop reflexively pursuing “high-tech” approaches and adopt a “right-tech” approach instead. And they must also move away from the idea of having a small number of large, expensive things—weapon systems, vehicles, and other equipment—in favor of having a large number of small, replaceable things. Small countries need purpose-designed and -built weapons and equipment that were created specifically for resistance operations. Technological development enables a nation to choose its way of fighting first and then develop or procure the proper hardware to support the fight. Instead of trying to compete against a tank with a tank or against an airplane with an airplane, nations should focus on technologies that eliminate the modern systems’ advantages or make them irrelevant. Resistance weapons and equipment must enable fighters to move quickly while delivering lethal effects. Resistance forces must utilize cutting-edge technologies such as unmanned and remote-controlled platforms, weaponize commercially available robots, and develop high-tech and easily concealable explosive devices. The fielding of such technologies should also be reflected in the establishment of new military branches and formations that would form the basis of the new defense establishment. [..]
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[..] Herem also said that if an extra hundred million euros were added to defense spending, he would improve the EDF’s situational awareness. It would certainly utilize night surveillance equipment, and could purchase more of this.
“We probably can’t buy it for every soldier. However, we cam see today and we were aware in the past that Russia, for example, has a rather poor night-time capability; and we should take advantage of that,” Herem said.
He added that he would also invest in satellite intelligence by purchasing more satellite imagery and terrestrial sensors.
“These are, for instance, ordinary traffic cameras,” he said. “However, they could also be other things that record vibrations, for example, and ‘say’ what has passed you by,” he continued. “Then we would not need to send drones on 20km distances, which would be detectable or susceptible to downing,” he continued.
[..] Lt. Gen. Herem noted that so-called “Kamikaze” drones could be considered a type of indirect fire, and could be procured.
“These things are also something which could be carried out in two-to-three years and could be very necessary,” he said.[..]