Ukraine finds western components in captured Russia-made drone
Russian drones, which help target Ukrainian troops, are being manufactured using Western technology and parts from around the world. This is a claim that Ukraine has put forward after stripping down a surveillance drone it captured from Russia.
CNN journalists recently got a close look at the Orlan-10 fixed-wing drone that has been developed for the Russian Armed Forces by St Petersburg-based Special Technology Center.
According to a Ukrainian technical intel officer, the Orlan-10 uses a “Made in the USA” circuit board that can pinpoint signals from cellphones — a reconnaissance technique that can prove even more efficient than using an onboard visual camera to locate someone.
The technology can be life-saving when placed in the right hands, such as with rescuers looking for survivors trapped under debris or buried in an avalanche. But that’s clearly not the case here.
The officer further told CNN that the drone uses an engine that was developed…