Another undamaged Shahed drone found in Ukraine
Ukraine's National Police has found a nearly intact Shahed UAV in the Dnipropetrovsk region
Defense Express reports this.
The National Police of Ukraine says that explosives experts in the Dnipropetrovsk region have found a nearly surviving Shahed attack drone that the invading Russian forces tried to use to hit civilian targets.
"The other day, during another Russian attack, the Ukrainian Air Defense Forces landed an attack drone - it fell in a wasteland near one of the settlements," the statement says.
The drone landed virtually unharmed, including with an intact warhead, which will be disposed of later. At the same time, the Shahed itself will be examined by experts.
This is not the first time that the National Police have published photos of surviving Shaheds. One possibility, of course, is that these drones actually crash unharmed due to their own shortcomings. However, as previously noted, the Ukrainian Defense Forces are now equipped with modern systems that can both deflect and "land" long-range kamikaze drones such as the Shahed.
It is still unknown what percentage of these 'kamikaze' drones succeed in landing, and it is clear that for reasons of security and the continued effectiveness of these systems, this data is not made public.