In a recent development, representatives from a military-industrial complex company delivered a batch of experimental First-Person View (FPV) strike and reconnaissance drones to the 68th Army Corps within the Russian Vostok Group of Forces.
The newly acquired equipment has undergone testing by specialists from the unmanned aerial vehicle crews of the 68th Army Corps at a training ground situated within the territory of the Donetsk People's Republic.
These FPV drones come equipped with a control system using special glasses, providing operators with a first-person view for enhanced targeting accuracy.
“In the near future, the drones will be transferred directly to the line of contact, where they will target enemy manpower, fortifications, and armoured vehicles,” Russia’s defense ministry said.
The delivery aims to facilitate operations at the front lines, focusing on targeting enemy manpower, fortifications, and armored vehicles.
Separately, the defense ministry reported that Zala reconnaissance UAVs, outfitted with advanced optical and thermal devices, identified two enemy tanks positioned on the right bank of the Dnepr River in the Kherson region. Upon the immediate detection of the tanks engaging in hostile activity towards the Russian side, the precise coordinates were swiftly transmitted to the command post. Subsequently, the command post promptly made the strategic decision to neutralize the identified threat by deploying Lancet barrage munitions.
Between August and December 2023, Ukraine actively acquired FPV drones from various sources, while Russia focused on increased production. Despite Russia's deployment of 1,485 FPV drones compared to Ukraine's 2,874, the data challenges the perception of Russian superiority. Lancet drones, due to their high cost, had limited relevance, and Ukraine's sustained capability in deploying FPVs countered expectations of Russian dominance.