Russia to Deploy UAV Detachment in Far East
The Operations Group of the Eastern Military District which controls development of the military infrastructure in the Arctic zone has started forming a detachment of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). This information was presented by Alexander Gordeev, a spokesman for the Eastern Military District, on Thursday.
“The detachment will be stationed at one of the airfields near the city of Anadyr. Only contract servicemen will be operating the drones,” Mr. Gordeev said, adding that airfield-based UAVs and mobile systems will make up part of the detachment’s service.
“The main goals of this UAV detachment will be provision of safe maritime navigation in the Arctic zone, air reconnaissance in the coastal zone and in the territorial waters of the Russian Federation under the Eastern Military District’s control,” the spokesman for the Eastern Military District concluded.