Russia’s Rostec: We turn any military technology into a drone

MOSCOW, RUSSIA — The Russian state-owned corporation announced on its blog on the Russian search engine Yandex [Dzen] that it is working on technology to turn any military equipment into a drone.

Russia's Rostec: We turn any military technology into a drone
Photo credit: Rostec

According to the publication, it is about almost any equipment from different domains. I.e. sea, land, or air weapons technology.

Rostec says the technology will enable the drone conversion of platforms such as fighter jets, helicopters, tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, MLRS, and so on.

In its statement, the arms company said that Rostec “is aimed at providing the army with modern models of weapons, military and special equipment.” The company says it has priorities set by the Kremlin that it must follow and fulfill.

Among the priorities are equipment for radio-electronic warfare, drones and other robotics, armored vehicles, new-generation aviation, communication, intelligence and control systems, high-precision weapons, and means of combating them.

Continuous production

Earlier, Rostec said that companies in the company’s structure work in two shifts. Work starts at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 8:00 p.m. These are first-shift workers. The second work shift starts from 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. respectively.

This actually confirms a known fact for almost half a year – the Kremlin extended working hours, especially in enterprises of the military-industrial complex of the Russian Federation.

Russia's Rostec: We turn any military technology into a drone
Photo credit: Rostec

“And so every day, that is, the tank conveyor does not stop for a minute. In the same rhythm, “high-precision complexes” work, supplying combat vehicles to the infantry and other military equipment,” Rostec said.

These are guns and rocket artillery, armored vehicles of various classes, attack and transport helicopters, attack aircraft, fighter jets, heavy flamethrower systems, small arms and ammunition, and much more.

Lack of workers recalls that, in addition to extended working hours, many factories of the military-industrial complex are experiencing a shortage of personnel. This is especially noticeable in large military conglomerates, such as UralVagonZavod, which several times published dozens of job vacancies. Often they are associated with fitters, turners, mechanics, or welders.


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