Russia to start heavy UAV serial production in 2017
Russia is to begin series production of large unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in 2017, said deputy chairman of the Russian Military Industrial Commission (VPK) at a military-industry conference on 16 September in Krasnoarmeisk, near Moscow.
"There are robots in the national defence procurement plan and very many orders for unmanned aerial vehicles of light, medium, and heavy classes. Also, there are orders for unmanned combat air system (UCAS) models. Now in progress is research and development work. It is planned to start supplying series-produced UAVs to the Armed Forces in 2017 through 2018". janes