First Stryker Vehicle Recorded In Combat, Hit By FPV Drone

Possibly the first footage of a US-delivered Stryker vehicle in Ukrainian combat has surfaced as pro Russian social media outlets posted a video showing a Lancet loitering munition strike, reportedly in the Robotine area.


The Stryker can be seen traveling at a decent speed when the kamikaze drone hits. However, the clip immediately ending after the blast is a common technique Russian propagandists use to avoid showing an ineffective strike. Given the Stryker's combat-proven survivability record combined with the deceptive Russian video editing, it's likely that the vehicle suffered little more than superficial damage and continued on its way.


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Will Killmore is a US Army combat infantry veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He has deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with the 172nd Stryker Brigade and 173rd Airborne Brigade. Following his time in service, he successfully pursued a certificate of journalism and has been a blogger for Funker530 since 2014. Follow Will’s bad takes on Twitter

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Possibly the first footage of a US-delivered Stryker vehicle in Ukrainian combat has surfaced as pro Russian social media outlets posted a video showing a Lancet loitering munition strike, reportedly in the Robotine area.


The Stryker can be seen traveling at a decent speed when the kamikaze drone hits. However, the clip immediately ending after the blast is a common technique Russian propagandists use to avoid showing an ineffective strike. Given the Stryker's combat-proven survivability record combined with the deceptive Russian video editing, it's likely that the vehicle suffered little more than superficial damage and continued on its way.


About the Author

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Will Killmore

Will Killmore is a US Army combat infantry veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He has deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with the 172nd Stryker Brigade and 173rd Airborne Brigade. Following his time in service, he successfully pursued a certificate of journalism and has been a blogger for Funker530 since 2014. Follow Will’s bad takes on Twitter

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