With the emergence of drones on the battlefields, soldiers have more threats to deal with. The ExploDrone is a drone-based functional IED simulator developed by Explotrain. It can simulate two types of attacks carried out by enemy drones:
Lightweight pneumatic based Explosive Blast Simulators are carried by larger drones and are used to simulate attacks wherein the drone itself is used as an explosive device, akin to the Japanese kamikaze pilots of WWII. However, unlike their real world counterpart, these training drones and simulators can be reused indefinitely to save training costs. Additionally, smaller drones are used that carry simulations of the repurposed military and improvised munitions that are being dropped onto personnel, vehicles, or other military targets. These simulated munitions are interfaced with Explosive Blast Simulators prepositioned in or on the target area to create the realistic effects so necessary to providing psychologically effective training to ground troops.
These drones can fly to a target destination to deliver a custom munition payload or trigger the IED simulators on the drone body, helping prepare soldiers for these types of threats. The above video shows these flying machines in action.