»Logistics convoys and retreating HAF were subsequently hunted down and remotely engaged by the unmanned combat aerial vehicles or the lethal autonomous weapons systems such as the STM Kargu-2 (see annex 30) and other loitering munitions,« lyder det i FN-rapporten, der fortsætter:
»The lethal autonomous weapons systems were programmed to attack targets without requiring data connectivity between the operator and the munition: in effect, a true 'fire, forget and find' capability.«
Fjenden ved ikke, hvad den skal gøre
En af de primære styrker ved de autonome droner er ifølge FN-rapporten, at fjendtlige styrker ikke ved, hvordan de skal reagere, når de autonome droner slår til.
»Units were neither trained nor motivated to defend against the effective use of this new technology and usually retreated in disarray," the report reads. "Once in retreat, they were subject to continual harassment from the unmanned combat aerial vehicles and lethal autonomous weapons systems, which were proving to be a highly effective combination,« skriver FN.
Det fremgår ikke entydigt, om nogen døde ved operationen, men det står eksplicit, at dronerne var "highly effective" og i stand til at "inflict significant casualties" på fjendens Pantsir S-1 jord-til-luft missilsystemer.