DIA Report Confirms Russia’s Use of Lethal Iranian Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Ukraine

Analysis confirms Russia’s use of various lethal Iranian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) against Ukraine, according to an unclassified report released today by the Defense Intelligence Agency.
“Iranian UAVs in Ukraine: A Visual Comparison” provides a comparative analysis of publicly available images of UAVs used by Russia in its war in Ukraine and recently declassified images of Iranian UAVs used to attack U.S. and partner interests in the Middle East.
The report covers the Shahed-136 one-way attack UAV, renamed Geran-2 by the Russians; the Shahed-131 one-way attack UAV, renamed Geran-1 by the Russians; and the Mohajer-6 multirole UAV.
DIA has released the report as part of ongoing transparency efforts to enhance public understanding of the Defense Intelligence Agency’s mission and to provide insights on Department of Defense and national security issues. Information within the report is considered current as of Oct. 27, 2022.

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