Russia has opened an unmanned aircraft service to teach troops operate drones in the country’s Western Military District.
"An unmanned aircraft service has been established in the Western Military District for the first time. Under the direction of the service’s officers, UAV units’ personnel will study the procedures and methods of using unmanned aircraft to complete various missions in mountainous and forest areas, carry out tasks on exploring mountain gorges and searching for simulated enemy in different weather conditions, during day and night," the district’s press service was quoted as saying in a statement by Sputnik Tuesday.
According to the statement, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) significantly increases intelligence possibilities in combat situations and may help avoid losses among personnel and equipment and hardware.
Over 50 UAVs, including the Orlan-10, Leer-3, Eleron, Takhion and others, are currently in service with the Western Military District.
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Russia has stopped using Iranian air base for its strikes against Syria, following the recent deployment of bombers, which was criticized by US and Iranian lawmakers. Last week long-range Russian Tupolev-22M3 bombers and Sukhoi-34 fighter bombers used Nojeh air base, near the Hamadan city, in north-west Iran to launch air strikes against armed groups in Syria
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Russian and Indian infantry troops participating in the Indra-2016 military exercises currently in Russia deployed the Orlan-10 reconnaissance and surveillance drone to detet simulated terrorist groups. "During the exercises, the Eastern Military District and Indian troops used Russian Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicles to jointly learn to detect simulated illegal armed groups," Vladimir Matveev, a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry's Eastern Military District said Tuesday
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