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The ​Ukrainian Air Force Discovers Advanced russian Drone with 4G Modem and Kyivstar SIM Card

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One of their intercepted russian drones was equipped with a 4G modem and a SIM card from the Ukrainian mobile operator / open source
One of their intercepted russian drones was equipped with a 4G modem and a SIM card from the Ukrainian mobile operator / open source

One of their intercepted russian drones was equipped with a 4G modem and a SIM card from the Ukrainian mobile operator

The Ukrainian Air Force reveals that russia is making drones harder to spot and potentially smarter with two new tricks: painting them black and attaching 4G modems.

The black paint job is designed to make the drones more difficult to detect, both on radar and visually. This makes it easier for them to carry out attacks without being seen.

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The 4G modems are even more intriguing, as experts are still trying to figure out how they’re being used. They could be used to transmit data from the drone to a ground control station, such as video footage or location information. This could make it more difficult for Ukrainian air defense to shoot down the drones.

One of their intercepted russian drones was equipped with a 4G modem and a SIM card from the Ukrainian mobile operator Defense Express The Ukrainian Air Force Discovers Advanced russian Drone with 4G Modem and Kyivstar SIM Card
One of their intercepted russian drones was equipped with a 4G modem and a SIM card from the Ukrainian mobile operator / open source

Yuriy Ignat, the spokesperson for the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, confirmed that a 4G modem with a Kyivstar SIM card was found in a russian Shahed drone.

“It is clear that all that exists is studied by experts, and it is not always necessary to disclose whether we know something or not. But there are such cases. They are publicized,” Yuriy Ignat said.

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