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UAV procurement surge beckons for Russia

9th March 2020 - 10:00 GMT | by Eugene Gerden in Moscow

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Chelyabinsk-based Ural Works of Civil Aviation (UWCA) is set to become a major designer and supplier of large UAVs for the Russian armed forces in the coming years, in line with a contract signed with the Russian MoD in December 2019.

According to Alexei Krivoruchko, Russia’s Deputy Minister of Defence, UWCA will supply up to ten Outpost-R UAV systems in 2020 under the terms of the contract. The MoD intends to sign a follow-on contract for 18 more systems by the end of the year.

In a broader context, UWCA is under contract to supply 28 control stations and 84

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