Russia may launch drone production in 2022, says Ukrainian veteran
Фрагменти збитого ЗСУ у квітні вдосконаленого російського безпілотника Орлан-30 (Photo:Fighters of the 24th OMBr named after King Danylo via Facebook)
Russia may start producing its own drones by the end of 2022, Andriy Rymaruk, head of the military department of the Come Back Alive charity foundation, suggested in an interview with Radio NV on Nov. 3.
According to him, at this stage Russia manufactures only one effective model of drones – the Orlan-10, which is primarily a reconnaissance plat-form.
"That's why they rushed hat in hand to Iran,” he explained.
“Because they need their kamikaze drones. Although their model called Lancet, to which Orlan-10 acts as a repeater, is quite effective. But the question is again: why did they go to Iran? They cannot establish their internal massive, efficient flow to scale this process.”
At the same time, Rymaruk added that it is possible that the Russians "will reach large-scale production (at best) sometime at the end of the year or early spring next year".
Once Russia gets that production going, Ukraine will need forces to carry out preventive strikes on command posts and communication hubs, Rymaruk said.
"The more efficiently we destroy their command posts, their rear, the harder it will be for them to understand where to launch this device, where this safe zone is,” he stressed.
“That is, we must burn down all military facilities of the Russian Federation at any depth.”
The veteran added that command posts can be located at a distance of 20to 300 km from the front line and cannot be detected by radar reconnaissance.
"This is solely agent work,” stated Rymaruk.
“This is the work of external and internal intelligence with a clear under-standing of their movement plans, as the enemy is constantly changing the location in such active combat operations. It does not concentrate all the officers in one point, they are constantly scattered. But for now, we will track them down and inflict maximum fire damage. The time will come when there will be no one left to fight there.”
Russian dictator Vladimir Putin told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on July 26 that the aggressor state wants to cooperate with the drone manufacturer Bayraktar.
Prior to this, Baykar Makina CEO Haluk Bayraktar said that he would never allow the sale of Bayraktar drones to Russia and supports Ukraine in its struggle for sovereignty and independence.
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