Russian Progress Aircraft-Manufacturing Enterprise to start manufacturing unmanned aerial vehicles TASS 32903163

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Russian Progress Aircraft-Manufacturing Enterprise to start manufacturing unmanned aerial vehicles
The Progress Aircraft-Manufacturing Enterprise in Russia’s Far East may start developing and producing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), the company’s press office told TASS on Tuesday.
Russian Progress Aircraft Manufacturing Enterprise to start manufacturing unmanned aerial vehicles 640 001Russian defense industry produces now a full range of unmanned aerial vehicles.
The prospects of their production were discussed at a seminar on the maintenance of unmanned aerial vehicles operated by the Regional Department of the Russian Interior Ministry in the Primorye Territory in the Russian Far East, the press office said.

The Progress Aircraft-Manufacturing Enterprise is a subsidiary of Russian Helicopters Group within Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec.

"The participants in the seminar have come to the conclusion that it is possible to start developing unmanned aerial vehicles in future and launch their small-scale production on the premises of the enterprise," the press office said.

"The enterprise will be able to produce airframes, composite and mechanical components, using a minimum number of workshops," the press office added.

The participants in the seminar also discussed the establishment of an internal body at the enterprise, which will be responsible for UAV development and production.

The seminar was attended by representatives of the enterprise, Far Eastern Federal University and the special air unit of the Russian Interior Ministry’s Regional Department.
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