Russia has learned to repel drone attacks, Putin said, 02/11/2021.
Putin: the Russian army is armed with more than 2 thousand drones.
SOCHI, November 2 - RIA Novosti. The Russian military has learned to repel attacks from unmanned aerial vehicles, President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with representatives of the Armed Forces and the defense industry complex, which is taking place in Sochi.
He noted that unmanned aircraft have proven themselves well in armed conflicts.
"We know very well <...> how effective and how dangerous it can be for us, bearing in mind what we observed in Syria - terrorist attacks using unmanned aerial vehicles. We have learned to repel these attacks and are doing (this. - Approx. ed.) is quite effective, "the head of state said.
He noted that more than two thousand UAVs are now in service with the Russian army, and urged to continue working on such devices, including using artificial intelligence, the most modern achievements of technology and science.
"And, of course, bearing in mind the experience that we ourselves have when using these aircraft," the president concluded.
In April, it was reported that Russian units used several dozen Lancet-3 kamikaze unmanned aerial vehicles to strike international terrorists in Syria, which allow them to deliver high-precision strikes. In addition, since 2019, other "kamikaze drones" - "Cube" have been used in Syria.