Russian forces have reportedly used wooden drones to distract Ukrainian air defense radar systems.
These very simple drones are partly made of wood and polystyrene foam glued together with tape.
The drones are equipped with Chinese-made engines and electronics, which are a mixture of low and high technology, according to “BLITZ Aircraft Unmanned” experts.
Drones can carry payloads of up to 10 kg. They have a range of more than 600 miles (965 km).
These wooden drones are known to have been deployed during the recent wave of Russian attacks on targets in Ukraine.
The use of wooden drones is called a smart move by the Russian forces. These low-cost decoys helped pave the way for the Shahed 136 suicide drone attacks and Russian cruise missiles.
The air defense systems will immediately respond to attack the wooden drones, and then carry out further attacks using kamikaze drones and cruise missiles.
It should be noted that the Russians themselves encountered similar wooden drones in 2018 during mass attacks on the Hmeimim airbase and the Tartus naval base in Syria.