Ukraine’s defense ministry shared a video showing a soldier dismantling a Russian military surveillance drone, highlighting a string of surprisingly unsophisticated features.
In a video posted to Twitter a soldier can be seen seen taking apart what the ministry said was an Orlan-10 drone that crashed on Ukrainian soil.
In the video, the soldier is first seen pointing out that the drone’s camera is a generic handheld Canon DSLR that had its main navigation button glued down to make sure it doesn’t accidentally switch mode.
The soldier then points out that the camera had been secured in place with a strip of adhesive tape.
The soldier then points out that the cap of the drone’s fuel tank appeared to have been made with the top and lid of a plastic water bottle.
The footage also showed evidence that the drone had been covered in duct tape in several places.
“This is seriously real. Not fake,” the soldier is heard saying, and joking: “We even thought of sending this ‘cosmic’ technology to our Western partners.”
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