Open-source-intelligence (OSINT) group Ukraine_Defence released a short video on February 9 showing the moment a Ukrainian drone wipes out hidden Russian soldiers.
The group said Ukrainian troops used the Switchblade 300 hovering munition originally developed by California-based manufacturer AeroVironment.
The video shows a Kamikaze drone flying at an unsuspecting group of Russian soldiers in Ukraine.
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The impressive Switchblade drone footage comes as more footage emerges of Russian soldiers and military equipment being decimated by Ukraine on the battlefield.
Switchblade 300 against attackers. pic.twitter.com/6VAqx2SB0s
— ukraine_defence (@ukrdefence) February 9, 2023
According to open sources, more than 700 Switchblade 300 drones were sent to Ukraine by the United States as part of an $800 million aid package launched in March.
The Switchblade 300 is small enough that a soldier can carry several of them in a backpack, deploy its launch tube within minutes and fire it, its folded wings firing like its namesake knife.
The 5.5-pound drone has a range of about 6 miles, and its battery provides 10 minutes of flight time, according to the company. Switchblade 300s are ideally equipped to carry out lighter vehicles and personnel.