Kalashnikov announced the launch of a new production of drones

Kalashnikov announced the launch of a new production of drones

2023-05-26 10:55:30

Concern “Kalashnikov” has launched its division of special vehicles, which will be engaged in the production of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), including loitering ammunition and reconnaissance drones. About it informed the company’s press office.

“After the technical re-equipment scheduled for this year, in the next 2024 we will be able to increase several times the number of UAVs produced in our traditional niche – loitering ammunition, reconnaissance drones,” the press service quotes the president of the concern, Alan Lushnikov.

The increase in the production of these weapons will be multiple, he added.

As the press service of the concern clarifies, the production of complexes with guided loitering munitions will be the main task of the new division. These complexes are designed for high-precision destruction of remote single and group enemy ground targets. The division will also produce ground-based launch vehicles for these UAVs, mobile command posts, maintenance facilities, etc.

Earlier in May, the Obukhov Plant, which is part of the Almaz-Antey defense concern, announced that it would start producing 2,000-3,000 Dobrynya-2 drones per month from July for use in the special operation zone.

On April 28, the Ministry of Industry and Trade announced that the draft strategy for the development of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for the period up to 2030 and for the future up to 2035 was sent for interdepartmental coordination. In December 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed to develop a strategy. In late April, at a meeting on the development of BAS, Putin called for the production of drones to be streamlined, and also stressed that the development of these systems would become a key area for Russia.

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