In a recent incident, Russian soldiers inspected a Ukrainian drone they had captured. Surprisingly, the drone exploded during the investigation, killing some of the soldiers, according to the Kyiv Post. The seized drone is believed to have been a so-called “kamikaze” model – a drone that detonates on impact.
Drone hacked, then fatal error
Business Insider reported that Russian soldiers managed to hack the drone’s control systems and land it in Kursk, Russia. The fatal explosion occurred while the “trophy” was being examined and photos were being taken. The exact number of victims is unknown, but they are also said to have been high-ranking people.
Ukrainian drones destroy Russian system
In recent months, Ukraine has regularly carried out drone attacks on Russian cities. With the help of these drones, among other things, a Russian air defense system worth $500 million was destroyed and airports in the Moscow area were paralyzed. Business Insider noted that Russia, however, is increasingly capable of countering such drone attacks. A British think tank suggested that Ukraine could lose up to 10,000 drones a month due to Russian jamming techniques.
Steve Wright, a drone technology expert, told Business Insider that Russia often uses jamming techniques to block drones’ GPS signals, causing them to lose direction.