I'm still somewhat skeptical about targeting, especially given how fluid the situation is, and as Russians are using 'the same' consumer drones. I mean, you see a drone, what do you do?
- make sure it's not yours and then
- contact all units in your area (a large one, units move forward, back, scouts, etc), to make sure it's not their drone.
- see the drone disappear over trees, the end
- blow it out of the sky, because if you don't...
Yes, friendly fire is not a new concept, but I wonder, what practical measures can be taken to minimize the risk. I saw Ukrainians building their own copters, also using different frequencies, software, etc, but all this is not on an industrial scale, perhaps dozens of home-made are produced, when they need thousands. Perhaps it's just the usual case of hardware attriction. I can envisage, when the war is over, some drone-hunting field trips taking place and 'like brand new, three careful owners' on ebay ;)