​Ukrainian intelligence: Iranian drones manufactured after full-scale Russian invasion – Technology Org

Ukrainian military experts found evidence proving that Iranian drones were manufactured not before the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, but during the war.

Iranian Mohajer-6 is being dismantled by the Ukrainian experts.  Image credit: Suspilne

Iranian Mohajer-6 dismantled by Ukrainian experts. Image credit: Suspilne

Recently Iranian government issued a statement saying that Iranian drones used by the Russian military in Ukraine were delivered to Russia before the full-scale war started, after February 24, 2022.

The Defense Intelligence of Ukraine performed a detailed investigation and found that these drones contain parts (for example, propellers) that were manufactured in February 2022. Additional time is also required to assemble drones and deliver them.

Image credit: Suspilne

Image credit: Suspilne

“The propeller of the Mohajer-6 drone was manufactured only in February this year. And it also took time to deliver it to the Russian Federation. That is, they were delivered this year,” commented a representative of the Ukrainian armed forces.

Antenna of the Iranian kamikaze drone Shahed-136, manufactured in Canada.  Photo: Suspilne

Antenna of the Iranian kamikaze drone Shahed-136, manufactured in Canada. Photo: Suspilne

Analysis results also indicate that parts for these drones have been sourced from different countries. Most components are produced in the US Iranian Mohajer uses an Austrian engine, a Japanese camera, and a Chinese laser rangefinder. The explosive charge is of Iranian origin. There were no parts of a Russian make.

Engine of Mohajer-6, manufactured in Austria.  Photo credit: Suspilne

Engine of Mohajer-6, manufactured in Austria. Photo credit: Suspilne

“We did not find any Russian elements here. One element has an inscription in Farsi (modern Persian language, which has the status of official in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan). Visible range camera – Japan. Chinese-made laser range finder. An Iranian-made aerial bomb,” commented the spokesperson.

Ukrainian experts also noted they are sharing data collected during the analysis of drone parts with partner countries and component manufacturers.


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