Russian UAVs to be Equipped with Ukrainian Engines

15 September 2010 (Last Updated September 15th, 2010 18:30)

Russian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are to be equipped with Ukraine-built engines. Russia's Vega Radio Engineering Corporation and Ukraine-based company Motor Sich are in talks regarding the engines. The Russian military needs up to 100 UAVs and ten guidance systems to ens

Russian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are to be equipped with Ukraine-built engines.

Russia's Vega Radio Engineering Corporation and Ukraine-based company Motor Sich are in talks regarding the engines.

The Russian military needs up to 100 UAVs and ten guidance systems to ensure effective battlefield reconnaissance, according to Brahmand.

Russia has two Bird Eye 400 systems, eight I View mk150 tactical UAVs and two Searcher mkII multimission UAVs in its inventory and has also purchased 36 UAVs from Israel.

Israel and Russia are also currently negotiating a $300m joint venture to develop and produce UAVs in Russia.