Russia allocates $160 million fo development of three types of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles UAV 1801122
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Defense News - Russia
|Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 06:30 PM|
|Russia allocates $160 million fo development of three types of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles UAV|
Russian Helicopters has received 5 billion rubles ($160 mln) from the federal budget for the development of three types of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). After charging that smaller domestic developers wasted public funds - and pointedly purchasing Israeli drones for military trials - the Defense Ministry has switched to a big holding with sufficient capacity to develop and produce indigenous UAVs.
Scale model of Ka-135 Unmanned Aerial vehicle (Photo credit Vitaly Kuzmin)
According to the Gazeta.ru portal, the company has been contracted by the Russian Defense Ministry to develop light-, medium-, and heavy-weight rotary UAVs for reconnaissance, strike and transportation purposes.