The Russian occupation army storms the Defense Forces in the Maryinka direction every day. Our infantry there is supported by kamikaze drone pilots: they hit enemy equipment and personnel. To become an FPV drone pilot, you need not only to be able to control a joystick, but also to master engineering and even collect ammunition.
This is stated in the story of TSN correspondent Alla Khotsianivska.
How Ukrainian pilots destroy enemy equipment
TSN attended training flights of pilots of the 79th Separate Air Assault Brigade. Here, the defenders of Ukraine learn to fly FPV drones.
The military says that in order for a bird to fly into the sky and hit the target, it is not enough just to be able to fly a drone. They study technical parameters, have engineering skills and know the specifics of working with ammunition. This is the kind of projectile that best hits lightly armored vehicles.
"The only limit is weight. Anything that bangs normally, anything that explodes can be tied. We tie a projectile from an RPG, it can be used very well to blow equipment. It punches such a small hole inside," says pilot Oleksandr Sokolenko.
Drones at the front support infantry
In the past, Alexander was an actor of the Lesya Ukrainka National Drama Theater, but for more than a year he has been a kamikaze drone pilot. After the full-scale invasion, he joined the Territorial Defense Forces, and later joined the 79th Separate Air Assault Brigade.
His partner is 21-year-old Bogdan. He has been fighting for three years, was in the infantry, served as an artilleryman, and later became a pilot.
They are destroying the enemy in the Maryinka direction - Krasnohorivka, Novomykhailivka and Marinka itself. Drones support infantry, hit enemy equipment, and fly into dugouts and trenches.
Even modernized agricultural drones, which helped cultivate the fields in peaceful life, are fighting against the enemy. It's a bat drone. It is used mainly at night. The "bat" is loud and large, says the commander of the unit, Oleksandr.
"We drop mines, carry up to 15 kg, it all depends on the tasks - either mining, or dismantling some positions," the military says.
There are problems with FPV drones
Vitaliy used to repair computers, now he repairs drones. He masters this business on his own in the process of work. The military also makes ammunition for drones on its own.
Oleksandr says that this type of weapon is extremely effective, but due to the lack of certified equipment and technical solutions, many problems arise. And they even had to return some batches of FPV drones.
Ukrainian drone pilot
Ukrainian pilots found an enemy kamikaze drone near their positions. The drone did not reach the target and lost control. Oleksandr says that in the Maryinka direction, Russian troops are currently using drones the most.
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