Russian DJI Mavic 3 takes out Ukrainian Autel EVO in modern drone warfare

This video shows us modern drone warfare as a Russian DJI Mavic takes out what appears to be a Ukrainian Autel EVO by simply dropping a grenade on the unmanned aircraft. The falling explosive knocks the EVO out of the sky but doesn't detonate until it hits the ground.

Over the last few weeks, we have seen multiple videos, mainly originating from the Telegram app, that show us modern drone warfare with off-the-shelf DJI drones and others. The has even been dubbed “a real icon of contemporary warfare,” by retired Russian general Yuri Baluyevsky.

This particular video was accompanied by the following text:

Right on target: One of the first recorded UHF drone kills by bombardment from the Mavic 3 drone of the Russian army.

Our military continues to track down and attack the enemy at the front with the help of drones.

The video of our comrades show the defeat of a Ukrainian drone. It was hit by a bomb drop.

Soldiers thank good people from the Urals for donated drones. The UAV is already in operation.

Second video showing drone warfare

And while it may seem almost impossible to drop a grenade from one drone exactly on top of another drone, here is another video to show you that it does, in fact, happen.

This second video allegedly also shows a Russian drone dropping a grenade (or was it a laundry bag?) on top of a Ukrainian DJI Mavic 3 drone. The Ukrainian drone was hit on top of one of the propellers.

The DJI drone flips over and seems to recover somehow. Unfortunately, the video stops right after the drone is hit and disappears out of view, so we don't know the ultimate fate of the DJI Mavic 3, but it seems like it might somehow have recovered.

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Haye Kesteloo
Haye Kesteloo

Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of, where he covers all drone-related news, DJI rumors and writes drone reviews, and, for all news related to electric vehicles. He is also a co-host of the PiXL Drone Show on YouTube and other podcast platforms. Haye can be reached at haye @ or @hayekesteloo.

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