Defence intelligence shows insides of Shahed drones, which Russia uses to terrorise Ukraine

Most of the components that make up Iranian Shahed drones are made by Western countries, which can be bought on Aliexpress.

Source: Video made by Radio Liberty

Details: The video suggests that it is possible to shoot down Shahed drones with small arms. The border guard in the video says that he shot down such a drone flying at an altitude of 150 metres.


The journalist shows the place where Shakhed-131 and Shakhed-136 were taken after the downing to study what was inside.

A representative of Ukrainian Defence Intelligence said that there is usually a warhead of 40-50 kilograms inside the drone. The most valuable part of the drone is the CRPA antenna, which is used to resist electronic warfare.

Defence Intelligence said that all components can be purchased on Aliexpress.


Quote: "After disassembling Shahed, Ukrainian specialists came to the conclusion that most of the components were made by Western countries. And due to sanctions, these parts were not supposed to get to Iran."

Details: Intelligence officers share similar details with Western partners, so that they would limit their imports to Iran due to sanctions.

Studying the components of Iranian drones allows the Ukrainian military to look for better ways to counter them.


  • On the night of 27-28 March, an air-raid warning was announced in several of Ukraine’s oblasts. Russians attacked using combat Shahed-136/131 drones and guided aerial bombs from the north and the southeast (Bryansk Oblast and the eastern coast of the Sea of Azov).

  • According to updated information, air defence shot down 14 out of 15 kamikaze drones and reconnaissance UAVs launched by Russia.

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