The Russian Government is continuing to improve the national defense investing in high technological equipment. The Armed Forces is acquiring a new small-class of Corsair drones for surveillence purpose.
Alexander Yakunin, CEO of the Russia’s United Instrument Corporation (UIC), revealed to RIA Novosti agency that his company will start supplying the Corsair surveillance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to the Russian Armed Forces in late 2016.
“We are currently implementing a big project on the creation of a prospective small-class Corsair UAV and organization of its serial production. The production is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2017 and reach its planned capacity before the end of 2017. However, we expect to begin Corsair supplies as early as the end of 2016,” Yakunin said.
“For Russia, this is a brand new industry: no projects at the intersection of the aircraft industry and radio electronics of such a scale were implemented before. Thus UIC will supply the Defense Ministry with everything it needs regarding the UAVs of this class,” Yakunin added.