Russia is lagging behind in the development of military drones in five years
Russia is lagging behind in the development of military drones from the leading producer countries for about five years, said RIA Novosti head of the center for advanced research group "Kronstadt" Vladimir Voronov.
A backlog of about five years. Unfortunately, there are a number of issues in the health industry. Unmanned system — it's not only the aircraft but also communication, control system and a number of other high technologies. The whole set of them needs to be at a high level so that the product was at the same level," — said the ravens.
According to him, without a state program to catch up is impossible.
"Our competitors are not standing still. Group "Kronstadt" reduces this lag. Our investor Sistema strongly supports our work, so that more demand from them impossible. If the state wants it to be, we are here," — said the ravens.
As previously reported, according to the forecast Voronov, the beginning of cargo transportation in Russia with the help of drones could begin in two years, and the transportation of people may begin after 2025.
Currently in Russia on creation of complexes of unmanned aerial vehicles operate four companies: MiG, Sukhoi, Simonov design Bureau and a group of "Kronstadt". They develop a range of reconnaissance and strike drones weighing from 1 to 20 tons.