A Ukrainian component was found by intelligence specialists when disassembling the downed Iranian drone type Mohajer-6. The Russian occupiers have been using Iranian drones to attack Ukraine.

On Oct. 28, according to the press service of the military intelligence of Ukraine, specialists disassembled a Mohajer-6 Iranian surveillance and strike drone, which was shot down over the Black Sea on Sep. 23. The drone was considered “significantly” inferior to its competitors in terms of performance.

Military intelligence determined the origin of the drone’s components, which Russia purchased from Iran to use as part of its war against Ukraine. Markings were found on the drone parts in Farsi, the official language of Iran,

For the production of Mohajer-6, Iran used some components common to household use and freely available. This allowed Iranian designers to circumvent sanctions. The intelligence specialist said that three quarters of the drone’s components were originally from the U.S., with the remainder being of Japanese, Chinese, Austrian, Swedish and even Ukrainian origin.


“One component is [Ukrainian-made]. Our specialists will find out how it got there,” the Ukrainian intelligence official said.

“All evidence of the involvement of representatives of foreign countries in the supply of weapons and their components to terrorist Russia will be transferred to international organizations to impose economic sanctions on them,” the message stated.

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The $61-billion military aid package from the United States, if passed as expected, will allow the Armed Forces of Ukraine to bomb troops and operations behind enemy lines.

The Mohajer-6 has a maximum take-off weight of 600 kilograms, a payload of 100 kilograms (capable of carrying up to four precision-guided munitions), and a range of 200 kilometers. Its maximum speed is 200 kilometers per hour, maximum flight altitude is 5,400 meters, and flight duration is 12 hours.

On Oct. 26, President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Russian occupiers had already launched some 400 Iranian kamikaze drones on Ukrainian territory.

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