DJI Mavic 3 Combo boxes left behind as the Russian army seemingly left in a hurry

Today, photos were shared on Twitter showing many boxes of the 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 # DJI Mavic 3 Combo #drone, these drones are being used by the Russian army in Ukraine.

Dji Mavic 3 Combo Boxes Left Behind As The Russian Army Seemingly Left In A Hurry

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 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:

We do not support any use of our products that harms people’s lives, rights, or interests, as we have always reiterated in our products’ Terms of Use and other public statements. We do not provide technical support when military use of our products is identified.

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.

Dji Mavic 3 Combo Boxes Left Behind As The Russian Army Seemingly Left In A Hurry
Dji Mavic 3 Combo Boxes Left Behind As The Russian Army Seemingly Left In A Hurry

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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  1. I wonder how many DJI products are sold in western Europe, and the United States combined, compared with Russia?
    I think the company should at a minimum stop delivering drones to Russia commercially, or for the military.
    Think of it as free publicity and doing the right thing.
    If they have supplied military purchased. drones to Russia, they should go one step farther and deactivate or limit them via software.
    That kind of positive free marketing they couldn’t purchase!

  2. I read an article where DJI claims that they would not be able to disable the Russian held drones without also affecting the Ukrainian ones. I don’t know enough about how it works, however I am aware that DJI knows and sets geo fencing limits that the drones adhere to. These limits would apply to all their drones in a particular location, so I can believe that it’d be difficult to define different limits for each drone. Whether they can enable/disable each drone directly, I don’t know.

  3. Guys, please stop to believe this huge amount of fakes from Ukraine. Lie are coming from both sides, but from Ukraine i saw about 1000 news and about 10-15 were true. Don’t believe any media – they are already yellow all(all = all media in the world, incl Russian, Ukrainian, German, especially British an others). Sometimes the are using truths to make you believe them, but then lie again. Stop to believe media!

    Regarding these fotos: car is old, without reg.numbers. without Z on it (Russians to bravade using this everywhere – 4 sides), with oxides on metal-seems where over the rain or snow. BUT, boxes are very clean. They are empty. They were broken by hands.
    It is pure fake.
    Additionaly: Russian army don’t use in periodic DJI’s. They have helpers which own DJIs and helping them but they are one owner-one DJI. Not a lot of boxes. For drones Russia has military drones with limited against DJI but military usage.

    Once again – stop to believe media – they are lieing All. And wish a peace for all of us and our families.

  4. Everything I see coming out of Ukraine is getting pretty ugly now and it’s not the Ukrainian media that is reporting it’s all from independent news and media sources that’s reporting and what the Russian army has done is just inhumane and terrible but in the end it will be on Putins head and he will have to answer for all of the ugliness that his army has done to the Ukrainian people! The whole world is watching!

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