Ukrainian army uses DJI Mavic 3 to precisely guide mortars onto Russian troops

The Ukrainian army uses the Mavic 3 with its powerful 28x hybrid zoom functionality to help guide mortars onto the positions of the Russian invaders.

In an earlier post today, we reported that has continued to buy DJI drones by the thousands.

The Ukrainian army acquired 2,372 quadcopters, including many DJI drones and 11 military unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for $6.8 million with funds contributed by the Come Back Alive fund.

While Ukraine’s Mykhailo Fedorov, the country’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation declined to explain what the DJI drones would be used for the video below provides an explanation.

Ukrainian Army Uses Dji Mavic 3 To Precisely Guide Mortars Onto Russian Troops

The video that is less than two minutes long first shows us a drone taking off. In the second shot we see a Ukrainian drone pilot using the standard DJI controller for the M3 to control the drone.

The yellow binoculars icon that is briefly visible on the pilot’s tablet confirms that this is indeed a Mavic 3 drone if that wasn’t already clear based on the opening shot.

The M3 comes with a special Explorer Mode that allows the pilot to digitally zoom in 28 times. This feature makes the M3 the perfect budget spy drone, which clearly also can be used to locate Russian troops and guide mortar attacks.

DJI Mavic 3 helps guide mortar attacks

Ukrainian Army Uses Dji Mavic 3 To Precisely Guide Mortars Onto Russian Troops 1

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