The Russian air force is looking to modernize its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) fleet. Officials have developed requirements for new UAVs, but a lack of local products that meet these needs is forcing them to turn to foreign suppliers, notably Israel. The air force has purchased 14 drones from Israel Aerospace Industries, including Bird Eye 400 mini-UAVs and the 400-kg. (880-lb.) Searcher Mk II tactical reconnaissance model. Vladimir Popovkin, armed forces chief of armaments, says the ...

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