Today, photos were shared on Twitter showing many boxes of the DJI Mavic 3 Combo that had been left behind by the Russian army as they seemingly left in a hurry.
The boxes had been left behind by a drone unit of the Russian army in a pile of rubble next to a damaged military truck.
It appears that the Russians had left in a rush but not before opening the DJI boxes and taking the DJI drones with them.
The tweet was accompanied by the following information:
The #Russian Ongoing Aggression Against #Ukraine DJI Mavic 3 Combo #drone, these drones are being used by the Russian army in Ukraine.
DJI Mavic 3 Combo used as a military drone
At this point in time, we do not know when and where these photos were taken.
So far most of the drone footage and photos we have received and seen on social media are from the Ukrainian defense forces.
Reportedly, the Russian army has access to DJI products such as DJI Mavic 3 drones and the DJI AeroScope drone detection system and is using these products in the war.
Ukraine has called upon DJI to stop supporting the Russian army and to de-activate the DJI drones and DJI Aeroscope systems.
In an open letter, the Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister – Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, Mykhailo Fedoroy urged DJI’s CEO and cofounder Frank Wang to block the DJI drones that are used by the Russian army.
It is unclear if DJI has taken any action to limit or restrict the Russian army in its ability to use DJI drones and products.
In a recent statement, the world’s largest drone maker said:
These photos clearly show that the Russian army has access to the latest DJI flagship drone, the DJI Mavic 3.
The large number of DJI Mavic 3 Combo boxes shown in the photos suggest that the Russian army clearly sees the value in the latest DJI drone. This is not surprising as it is a great spy drone with its 28x hybrid zoom capabilities.
The Ukrainian defense forces use the DJI Mavic 3 for reconnaissance missions as well.
What do you think about the prosumer DJI Mavic 3 drone being used in warfare? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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