FACT CHECK: No, The Russian Military Does Not Use A Drone With A Suggestive Name

Joseph Casieri | Fact Check Reporter

A post shared on social media purportedly shows that the Russian military uses a drone called the ‘SuperCum’ drone.

Verdict: Misleading

The caption is inaccurate. The Ukraine military post featured a now viral typo.

Fact Check:

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced an extension of the Black Sea Grain Initiative with Ukraine, leaving the sea corridor an additional two months in order to continue the humanitarian agricultural exports, CNBC News reported. Ukraine has denied claims that the Russian hypersonic missile destroyed the American provided Patriot missile defense system, according to Reuters.

The Twitter post claims the Russian military uses a drone called “SuperCum.” The post featured a screenshot of a post shared by the Ukrainian military announcing the various Russian aircraft they were able to destroy.

“I’m sorry, our air defence forces destroyed 3 UAV ‘SuperCum’?” the caption reads. “Interesting.”

The Air Force Command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces posted this image on Mar.16 with this typo included. The error was later corrected to feature the accurate name of the drone, ‘Supercam.’ Vice News reported on the typo with the headline, “Sadly, Russian ‘SuperCum’ Aircraft Are Just a Typo.”

There is no credible news report that suggests this post was accurate and not a typo. The Russian company Unmanned Systems Group produces the Supercam drone.  (RELATED: Is Kenya Getting Rid Of The U.S. Dollar?)

This is not the first time that false or misleading information about the war in Ukraine has been shared online. Check Your Fact recently debunked a claim that 300,000 Ukrainian soldiers have died.

Joseph Casieri

Fact Check Reporter