Chinese drone shot down in eastern country

Territorial defense soldiers neutralized him with AK-47 automatic rifles.

By Amaury Coutansais-Pervinquière

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The drone, carrying a 20 kg bomb, dug a crater when it crashed. LUHANSK BORDER DETACHMENT / REUTERS

The Ukrainian army shot down a Chinese Mugin-5 drone manufactured in Xiamen, in the east of the country, the US channel reports. CNN . The SBU, the Ukrainian intelligence agency, told CNN that its agents captured by Russia since the invasion had infiltrated the cities they had warned about the launch of this machine. Soldiers of the 111th Brigade of the Territorial Defense Forces then shot and killed him. “According to the sound and light signal, the troops fired at the drone and shot it downSays one of the soldiers who claim that the plane flew at a low altitude, which made it possible to shoot at it with AK-47 assault rifles.

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The drone, carrying a 20 kg bomb, dug a crater when it crashed. The grenade was neutralized by the soldiers, who provided video of the explosion to television stations. Mugin Limitedwho produces these drones called it “deeply regrettablethis incident. Especially since the site states that the machines should not be used for military purposes. However, this is not the first time that civilian drones have been hijacked for military use.

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«The recognition strike complex (i.e. localize the attack and then shoot at the target, editor’s note) is being modernized and consolidated by switching to a drone logic leading to more effective concentrations. The drone acts both as a means of detection for conventional artillery strikes and as a strike capability through the use of tactical equipmentunderlined Thibault Fouillet, associate researcher at the Foundation for Strategic Research, in a recent note devoted to the evolution of combat methods in the face of the war in Ukraine.

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Last January, a Chinese Mugin-5 drone was shot down in the oblast (Ukrainian Administrative Region, Ed.) from Lugansk, Donbass. If China, through Wang Wenbin, a spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, assured not to supply weapons to Russia, Politico had access to information proving the supply of drones, assault rifles, but also bulletproof vests to Russia.

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