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Russia accepts Orion MALE UAV

27th April 2020 - 09:00 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov in Sofia

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The Russian MoD has completed the acceptance process for the Orion MALE UAV, according to Nikolay Dolzhenkov, chief designer at St Petersburg-based manufacturer Kronstadt Group.

He added that the Russian military is now set to conduct experimental operations with Orion, which is the first MALE-class UAV to be 100% designed and made in the country. Improvements will be made to the aircraft, in order to satisfy new and undisclosed requirements raised by the end user.

Dolzenkhov previously hinted to Russian media that once the MoD authorises full-rate production, privately owned Kronstadt Group would be able to roll out seven

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Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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