Russian MoD to Receive Drones Capable of Reaching Continental Europe – Report

November 6, 2018

Sputnik International:

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia is finishing the development of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) capable of reaching any point in continental Europe if they start from the Kaliningrad region, or Canada if they fly from Chukotka, the Russian Armed Forces’ official newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda (“Red Star”) reported on Tuesday.

Over the past six years, almost 40 “unmanned” military units and subunits have been formed within the Russian army, they received over 1,800 vehicles capable of conducting reconnaissance at a distance of up to 500 kilometers, the publication said.

The publication also recalled that over the past six years, “repair battalions and repair companies have been restored in the Russian Armed Forces. This allowed to increase the serviceability of the armament fleet to 94 percent within the whole Armed Forces, and to 98 percent within the Land Forces. Exactly six years ago, on November 6, 2012, Sergei Shoigu was appointed Russian Defense Minister.

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