Since the day russians lost their Iranian-made Mohajer-6 reconnaissance and strike drone to the Ukrainian air defense, it has become an object of keen interest for the specialists from the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine. They have examined this trophy very thoroughly and found out where Iran could take the components to make its UAVs, as reported by TSN broadcaster, according to Liga.Net.
The TV story tells about the very Mohajer-6 drone that got downed almost intact near Odesa on September 23, 2022. We can say that for sure because of the characteristic hole in the engine that we already saw in its earlier photos.
This UAV was manufactured only in February 2022, and it might have been its first combat sortie. But what’s more interesting is that Iranians tried their best to hide the plant where it had been assembled and the origin of its components.
For instance, Iran for some reason makes markings in poor grammar English, but then erases – despite the country’s anti-western policies.
But most importantly, the "internals" of Mohajer-6 turned out to be imported, for the most part. The engine is Austrian, and the cameras are of Japanese, Chinese and American origins. All these parts are for civilian use only. It was important for Ukrainian specialists to find out all these details, so that these components are not supplied to Iran anymore and this, in turn, would make the production of Iranian UAVs more problematic.
Another notable aspect of the examination concerned the development of a way to "tame" Mohajer-6, so it can be intercepted and delivered to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. To make it possible, Ukrainians are looking for a method to recreate the control system of this drone.
Preliminary data says russian invasion forces have up to 20 Mohajer’s at their disposal, and they’ve already lost 5 of them.
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