On the development of unmanned aerial delivery of goods in Russia in 2021–2024. will be allocated 3.4 billion rubles. from the National Welfare Fund (NWF) and 300 million rubles. additional appropriations from the federal budget. This is the maximum amount of financial support for this initiative, follows from the appendix to the instructions of the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin dated July 21, 2021, a copy of which was reviewed by Vedomosti.
The business model of the initiative provides for the interaction of cargo delivery customers with developers and manufacturers of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) on the issue of flights, taking into account the established provisions for communications, air navigation and ground handling, the Ministry of Transport said in response to a request from Vedomosti. Among the customers for the delivery of goods, the ministry indicated the Russian Post, Gazprom, Transneft, the Russian Emergencies Ministry, and Sberbank. Among the developers and manufacturers of UAS, the Ministry of Transport listed Aeromax (part of AFK Sistema – Vedomosti), JSC Russian Helicopters, JSC NCV Mil and Kamov, JSC Ural Civil Aviation Plant.