Moscow has a nuclear contract with Tehran for the supply of strike and reconnaissance drones. Among them are such UAVs as Shahid 129, which can fly more than a day. About this with reference to their own sources reported Lebanese researcher and journalist Elijah Magier.
For the last ten years, Russia has paid practically no attention to drone research and did not invest in itself, but focused on the development of hypersonic missiles, ahead of the United States in this adaptation, writes Elijah Magier. Drones of the Russian army to continue hostilities in Ukraine.
“Russia signed a contract with Iran for the purchase of 1,000 UAVs after Iran supplied several aircraft and simulators that Russian officers trained on. The first drones have already been arrested in Ukraine”Magier says.
According to the journalist, Iran is successfully developing the drone industry. Tehran used this information in research and passed it on to its allies in Lebanon, Iraq and Yemen, as well as to the Palestinians in Gaza.
“The purchase of drones in Russia is an important factor, a possible quality of the development of the Iranian industry, thanks to which it was possible to achieve the most advanced drones. This was especially appealing to Russia, especially for use in the war in Ukraine.”Magier writes.
Reuters this week reportedthat the Russians were interrogated in Iran as part of their participation in the transfer of Iranian drones to Moscow. Deputy Representative of the US Department of State Vedant Patel in this regard, it was announced that the transfer of drones by Iran to Russia is subject to consideration.
At the end of July, it became known that Moscow offered Ankara cooperation in the production of Bayraktar TB2 strike unmanned aerial vehicles. Turkish President announced Recep Tayyip Erdogan. This happened during a meeting in Tehran, during which Vladimir Putin noted that it is possible to create an enterprise for the production of drones in Russia. The Turkish President did not respond to this proposal and, according to the Turkish media, insignificantly.