May 03, 2023

Russia Says Ukraine Tried to Kill Putin in a Kremlin Drone Attack. It Didn't Work.

Source: Popular Mechanics

Journalist: Sébastien Roblin

Samuel Bendett, an expert on Russian developments in drone and AI at the Center for Naval Analyses and CNAS security think tank, told Popular Mechanics that the attack’s launch point was unclear.

“Ukraine has PD-1, PD-2 and UJ-22 drones that look similar to the one in the video, as well as Chinese-made Mugin-5 that was apparently used in earlier attacks. It could have been any one of these drones.”

“There were earlier drone attacks where UAVs landed in the Moscow region, apparently by avoiding air defenses due to flying low about ground… Ukrainian have been attacking Russian territory proper before and this attack carries massive symbolism since May 9 parade is supposed to still take place on Red Square,” Bendett noted further.

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  • Samuel Bendett

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Samuel Bendett is an Adviser with CNA Strategy, Policy, Plans and Programs Center (SP3), where he is a member of the Russia Studies Program. His work involves research on the ...