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Russia To Field Long-Range Attack Drones In 2021

State media announced Wednesday that Russia’s armed forced would field long-range armed drones in 2021. This in in addition to the S-70 Okhotnik heavy strike drone which is now due in 2024, a year earlier than originally planned. This suggests an increased focus on arming unmanned systems at the cutting edge – a few months after Turkish drones chewed up Russian-made air defenses in Syria.

“Next year, the troops will start receiving multi-purpose long-range unmanned aerial vehicles, capable not only of conducting aerial survey but also of striking enemy facilities with high-precision projectiles," said Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Russia’s Aerospace Forces Lt. Gen. Sergei Dronov, quoted in TASS.

Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidhambling/2020/08/12/russia-to-field-attack-drones-in-2021/#6610f7ee15bc

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