20 Jul '13, 10am

Russia to buy Drones from the UAE ~via Defense Update

Russia to buy Drones from the UAE ~via Defense Update

The Russian military stressed a need for advanced reconnaissance systems in the wake of a brief military conflict with Georgia in August 2008, when the effectiveness of Russian military operations was severely hampered by a lack of reliable intelligence. According to various estimates, the Russian military needs up to 100 UAS;s and at least 10 guidance and control systems to ensure effective battlefield reconnaissance. Immediately after the Georgian campaign Russia turned to Israel for unmanned systems, buying Searcher II and I-View tactical UAVs and Birdeye 400 mini drones from israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). However, Israel’s MOD denied the transfer of the larger, more sophisticated Heron I drone Moscow also needed.

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