3 Russians Try Hiding In Trash, Drone Finds Them

Footage shows a besieged Russian trench in which three soldiers are trying to hide beneath a pile of garbage. A Ukrainian FPV drone flies low and slow, searching the area for targets, at which point it discovers the hidden troops and attacks.


The strike results in a fire ball and the Russian soldiers are forced from their hiding spot and sent running down the trench. One man is more wounded than the others and collapses.


While not applicable in all cases, this incident shows that a squad-designated shotgunner would have been easily able to swat the low hovering drone out of the sky. Adding a shotgun to the squad level would force drone pilots to strike faster and start their attack approach from further distances, in theory, resulting in forced, less accurate hits.


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Will Killmore is a US Army combat infantry veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He has deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with the 172nd Stryker Brigade and 173rd Airborne Brigade. Following his time in service, he successfully pursued a certificate of journalism and has been a blogger for Funker530 since 2014. Follow Will’s bad takes on Twitter

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Footage shows a besieged Russian trench in which three soldiers are trying to hide beneath a pile of garbage. A Ukrainian FPV drone flies low and slow, searching the area for targets, at which point it discovers the hidden troops and attacks.


The strike results in a fire ball and the Russian soldiers are forced from their hiding spot and sent running down the trench. One man is more wounded than the others and collapses.


While not applicable in all cases, this incident shows that a squad-designated shotgunner would have been easily able to swat the low hovering drone out of the sky. Adding a shotgun to the squad level would force drone pilots to strike faster and start their attack approach from further distances, in theory, resulting in forced, less accurate hits.


About the Author

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Will Killmore

Will Killmore is a US Army combat infantry veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He has deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with the 172nd Stryker Brigade and 173rd Airborne Brigade. Following his time in service, he successfully pursued a certificate of journalism and has been a blogger for Funker530 since 2014. Follow Will’s bad takes on Twitter

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