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Video gives rare 3rd person view of makeshift Ukrainian war drone blowing up Russian target

The Aerorozvidka streaks across the country, falling as it nears its target and eventually causing an explosion. Aerorozvidka/Telegram

  • A video from Ukraine shows a small drone attack, filmed by another drone nearby.
  • It comes from the Aerorozvidka volunteer group of operators working with Ukraine’s military.
  • The footage follows the drone across fields towards its target, which it hits, causing an explosion.
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A group of Ukrainian drone operators released unusual footage of a hit on a Russian target, filmed from the air by another drone.

The footage differs from the more common views captured by the drone’s own camera.

The operators are from Aerorozvidka, a group of volunteer IT experts who build and modify drones to fight the Russian invasion, as Insider’s Alia Shoaib reported.

Formed in 2014 as a non-profit in response to the invasion of Crimea, they work alongside the Ukrainian military for both reconnaissance and strikes.

Recordings uploaded to their Telegram channel Monday provides a rare glimpse of one of their machines — an eight-rotor drone — from the air.

A black and white night view from an Aerorozvidka drone showing another drone in operation in Ukraine.

A black and white night view from an Aerorozvidka drone showing another drone in operation in Ukraine.

In Monday’s video, the airborne camera follows what appears to be the team’s custom-built R-18 octocopter, which has a range of four kilometers, can fly for 40 minutes and can drop 5kg bombs.

A black and white night view from an Aerorozvidka drone showing another drone in operation in Ukraine.

A black and white night view from an Aerorozvidka drone showing another drone in operation in Ukraine.

The drone takes off across the landscape — the group did not reveal the exact location — passing over several fields before approaching its target, then dropping in altitude.

A black and white night view from an Aerorozvidka drone showing another drone in operation in Ukraine.

A black and white night view from an Aerorozvidka drone showing another drone in operation in Ukraine.

A black and white night view from an Aerorozvidka drone showing another drone in operation in Ukraine.

A black and white night view from an Aerorozvidka drone showing another drone in operation in Ukraine.

A black and white night view from an Aerorozvidka drone showing another drone in operation in Ukraine. An arrow added by Insider marks the target.

A black and white night view from an Aerorozvidka drone showing another drone in operation in Ukraine. An arrow added by Insider marks the target.

The target, a vehicle that could not be precisely identified, was in a bank at the edge of a field.

After approaching, the drone repositioned itself and dropped two objects without causing a noticeable explosion. A third drop appeared to make contact, causing a visible explosion.

A black and white night view from an Aerorozvidka drone showing another drone in operation in Ukraine. Arrows added by Insider mark the target and the ammo being dropped.

A black and white night view from an Aerorozvidka drone showing another drone in operation in Ukraine. Arrows added by Insider mark the target and the ammo being dropped.

A black and white night view from an Aerorozvidka drone showing another drone in operation in Ukraine.

A black and white night view from an Aerorozvidka drone showing another drone in operation in Ukraine.

The footage is in reverse black and white, apparently taken after dark.

The team told Insider that most of its missions are conducted at night, where the low visibility gives them an advantage.

The group says it flies hundreds of missions daily and flies about 20 hours a day. Among its findings, the group says it was instrumental in stopping the famous 40-mile tank convoy who tried to reach Kiev in the first weeks of the war.

As the war continued, Russian forces have since adapted their tactics, making it more difficult for Ukraine to carry out its defensive drone warfare even with the very famous Turkish TB-2 Bayraktar drones, as Shoaib later reported to Insider.

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Video gives rare 3rd person view of makeshift Ukrainian war drone blowing up Russian target

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