Change drones to being a mount type, make the animation drones. This will also empower anti-project/drone weapons like anti-missile launchers, as a meta counter to drones.
swap out drones to being a ammo type, call it a day. Instant balance, and now people need to pay attention, as npcs with anti-missile launchers will be a counter for drones.
Swap needed bonus’s to drones to dronelaunchers.
the same can be applied to capitals.