Russian drone development program through 2025


United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC) has developed a proposal for an Interagency Task Program for Drone Development. Its implementation will enable Russian law enforcement agencies to receive a few hundred drones of various classes and purposes by 2025.

The Interagency Task Program was designed by experts from federal executive bodies as well as research organizations and defense enterprises under the leadership of Concern Vega, which is part of UIMC.

“This is the first comprehensive and systematic program for the development of the drone industry in Russia. It coordinates the needs of law enforcement agencies for unmanned technology, as well as the state program for armaments and industrial measures that are necessary to implement the plans of federal structures,” said Sergey Skokov, Deputy CEO of United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation.

The document coordinates state programs for the equipment and development of the military-industrial complex drone program for 2016-2025. The program specifies timing and funding of relevant research and development, the purchase and production volumes for drones, maintenance repair costs, and timing and funding for the creation of capacities and technologies for serial production, financing, and testing facilities.

“Before now, no such detailed program existed,” said Vladimir Verba, CEO and General Designer of Concern Vega. “It focuses on the creation of domestic technologies, materials, and components. Group technological processes common to all types of drones are allocated separately in the program.


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