Are Tanks Obsolete Weapons?

Well, in the case of tiny drones like the switchblade: they’re small enough that finding them with a military radar is difficult, and they’re cheap enough that you can just flood the battle with them. That consideration is enough to make me think that the tank’s defenses against drones will need to improve to prevent the tank from becoming far less important, if not obsolete.

A recent thread on this:

A bullet is cheaper than a soldier, but soldiers aren’t obsolete. Torpedoes are cheaper than ships but we still build ships. A missile is cheaper than a plane, but planes aren’t going anywhere soon. War is not about who destroys the greatest cash value. War is usually about taking and holding ground.

The problem the Russians have has not been the quality of their tanks. It’s been the quality of their officers.