Ukraine drone modification for combat mocks Russian attempts
Call it purely anecdotal if you must, but recent images are offering another example of the contrasting ways Ukraine and Russian troops are adapting consumer drones for combat against one another – and distinguishing the latter as at times remarkably bumbling, low-tech innovators.
Military geeks in Moscow have been taking it on the chin since Russia began its invasion, with videos by Ukraine troops inspecting supposedly military-grade Orlov-10 drones they captured revealing astonishingly slap-shod, jimmy-rigged assemblies. Those included parts duct-taped into place, a Canon DSLR camera filling in as a sensor, and in one instance a plastic water bottle used as a gas tank.
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Ukraine mockery of their Russian enemies presumably increased further this week, when the UK’s Sun newspapers ran a story – photo up high – reporting a downed, Russia-flown Mavic 3 drone had used a paper…