Saudi-led Coalition Drone Downed in Yemen

Houthi forces down a coalition-piloted drone in the fields of Sadaa in Yemen (Source: @LAndriukaitis/DFRLab via GoogleMaps, background; News of Yemen/archive, left) Houthi forces downed a China-made coalition combat drone over…

#MinskMonitor: Misplaced Drone Video Over Donbas

Analyzing video footage of an alleged Ukrainian bombing of Donetsk-area village (Sources: Left — YouTube / News Front, Right — Google Earth, 2017 imagery) Last week, officials of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic” (DNR) accused…

UAVs Over Ukraine

Drones on both sides of the contact line present challenges in Ukraine (Source: National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine YouTube) Drones continue to play a prevalent role on both sides…

Ukraine Downs Russian Drone Near Donetsk

Yet another “Orlan” drone downed in the Donbas Downed Orlan-10 drone (source) On April 29, the Ukrainian Security Services (SBU) shared three photographs of an Orlan unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which was…

A “Russian” Drone in Avdiivka?

Fact-checking claims of “an enemy drone in an Avdiivka garden” On Monday, February 20, the chief of Ukraine’s Donetsk Oblast police, Vyacheslav Abroskin, shared a series of photographs on his Facebook…

Five Downed Russian Drones in Ukraine

Open source tracking of the production, deployment, and downing of five Russian Forpost UAVs in the Donbas Wreckage of Russian Forpost 923, near Avdiivka in May 2015 (source) Recently, independent Ukrainian blogger…