Middle Eastern countries want joint production of Russian UAVs

MOSCOW, ($1=74.86 Russian Rubles) – The countries of the Middle East have shown interest in the joint production of drones developed by Kronstadt, the company’s press service announced, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

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“The most interesting products of the company are representatives of the Gulf countries, some African countries, and Southeast Asia. In addition, industry representatives from the Middle East have expressed a desire to cooperate in the production of unmanned aerial vehicles, developed by Kronshtadt”, the press service announced after the results held in the UAE at the Dubai Airshow-2021.

The Kronstadt exhibition for the first time abroad showed a full-scale model of reconnaissance and strike UAV with a long flight duration “Orion-E” with the satellite communication system, models of new attacking drones – “Sirius” and “Thunder”, as and a Helios-RLD radar patrol drone.

During the Dubai Airshow-2021, the company held several presentations of the Orion-E drone for new customers and “dozens of joint negotiations with Rosoboronexport with partners,” the press service said.

“It can be said that the most promising market for Orion-E supplies is the Middle East. Customers in this region have increased requirements for unmanned systems – we can satisfy them and understand that this will maximize the competitiveness of Russian unmanned technologies in the world market and will allow our country to occupy a worthy niche in world exports. of the UAV,” said the general director of Kronstadt Sergey Bogatikov, quoted by the press service.

Dubai Airshow [UAE] is one of the largest international aerospace exhibitions. The air show is traditionally held once every two years, in 2021 it was held for the 17th time – from 14 to 18 November.

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