A Ukrainian technical intelligence officer claimed that a captured Russian drone contained many components made by Ukraine’s Western allies.
A video showing the intelligence officer stripping down a Russian Orlan-10 surveillance drone was shared by CNN on its website.
He said that the drone’s cell phone tracker was made in the US, and the engine was produced in Japan.
The officer also claimed that the Orlan-10’s thermal imaging module was manufactured in France just after Moscow invaded Ukraine.
The Western components are reportedly helping Russia locate and kill Ukrainian soldiers.
The officer also said that parts from Austria, Germany, Taiwan, and the Netherlands were found in the drone.
He said he would continue tracking the serial numbers on the drone’s components to identify their manufacturers and alert allies to the development.