CAIRO, (BM) – Belarusian remote-controlled aircraft will be produced in Egypt on the basis of an agreement between Minsk and Cairo signed at the beginning of the year, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing AnalisiDifesa.
The president of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Vladimir Gusakov, quoted by the BelTA agency, announced this the approximately one million dollar contract provides for the supply of UAVs and the creation of a company in Egypt for the maintenance and construction of drones and to train Egyptian specialists for their use.
The type of Belarusian UAVs that will be produced in Egypt is not specified but among these, marketed by the state-owned company BeltechExport, the most suitable for Egyptian needs seems to be the Burevestnik MB created by the Center for Multifunctional Unmanned Systems of the Academy of Sciences of Belarus and supplied to the Belarusian army.
A remote-controlled aircraft weighing over 350 kg that can be armed with unguided rockets and other ammunition. Belarus also offers the smaller, electrically operated Busel MB reconnaissance UAV and the larger Yastreb, which has a maximum take-off weight of approximately 700 kg.
Egypt, according to Gusakov, has also expressed interest in Belarusian products in the areas of artificial intelligence and biotechnology.
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