Russia Stories February 24

A video released by Russia’s VGTRK news channel has shown off its new Orion drone completing armed combat tests in Syria. The drone has continued to be tested over the last few months as it is prepared for service.

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Russia Stories February 18

Russia is looking to join the United States in paring its fighter jets with armed reconnaissance drones to improve aerial combat. The news was shared by a Russian media outlet earlier this week.

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Russia Stories January 27

A document between Russia and Myanmar has reportedly been signed for Russia to supply Orlan-10E drones, Pantsir-S1 missile systems, and radar stations. The new additions should allow the country to expand its reconnaissance missions and be prepared for enemy aircraft.

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Russia Stories January 22

Is Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny reckless, foolhardy, or courageous? After releasing a slick denunciation featuring drone video of what he says is Russian president Vladimir Putin’s secret palace, he may be a measure of all three.

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Russia Stories January 15

Russia’s Okhotnik stealth fighter or Hunter-B killer drone has dropped an unguided bomb for the first time in the latest testing round. The testing took place at the Ashuluk range in southern Russia, where a 1,100-pound bomb was reportedly dropped.

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Russia Stories December 30, 2020

It has been reported that Russia’s Orion drone has launched powered missiles for the first time, a big step for the country going forward. The drone first flew in 2017 but has never been flown with a powered payload before.

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