Iran prepares to supply Russia with hundreds of drones, including attack drones - White House

Tehran is preparing to supply several hundred drones to Moscow and train the Russian military in their use. The American newspaper The Washington Post writes about this, referring to the words of US national security adviser Jake Sullivan, told to reporters at a briefing.

The functionary noted the White House's confidence that the transfer of drones, including strike versions of the UAV, will be carried out by the Iranians in an expedited manner. The first drones should arrive in Russia this month, with the start of training for the personnel of the RF Armed Forces. He clarified that such UAVs are used by the Yemeni Houthi rebels to strike at Saudi Arabia.

At the same time, some experts believe that the planned delivery of UAVs could give a significant impetus to Moscow's efforts to search for and further destroy weapons systems supplied by the West to Kyiv, which have slowed down the advance of Russian troops in Ukraine in recent weeks.

There are various signs that Russian-backed forces are running out of precision-guided weapons, and UAVs from Iran would change that. It is difficult to estimate what the effect will be, but this will clearly give the Russians more opportunities to carry out air attacks, probably deeper into Ukrainian territory than they do now.

said Frederick Kagan, director of the Critical Threat Project at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), an independent, non-governmental, conservative think tank founded in 1943 with the support of the US business community.

In recent years, Iran has made significant progress in this area of ​​aircraft equipment and became a major manufacturer of UAVs. For example, the Shahed-129 model is very similar to the American Predator UAV. Some military experts think that the Shahed-129 is a clone of the Predator, a version of the American reconnaissance aircraft that crashed in Iran several years ago, the media concluded.

It should be added that, according to the Iranian agency Mehr, which refers to the chairman economic Commission of the Iranian Parliament, in Tehran expect the arrival of Russian President Vladimir Putin next week. Tentatively, the visit of the Russian leader will take place on July 19, during which he will meet with the presidents of Iran and Turkey, Seyyid Ibrahim Raisi and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, respectively.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 12 July 2022 13: 32
    The former USSR lived to such a point that the Americans teach Ukrainians how to shoot with their weapons. Iranians teach Russians how to shoot with their weapons. And where is the Soviet weapons school? Why is everything present only in prototypes? If there was oil instead of guns, then oil is too expensive, 1 thousand rubles per kilo. How many drones could be tuned not even for 300, but for 10 billion dollars, which the Americans pocketed? Is it by chance on this occasion that 15.07. Is the State Duma going?
    1. Bobik012 Offline Bobik012
      Bobik012 (Vladimir) 12 July 2022 14: 22
      Come on! Another spell of tolerance. Be critical of the fabrications of such individuals.
    2. tavia Offline tavia
      tavia (Tatyana) 12 July 2022 20: 15
      Where are you looking, mister? Why haven't drones been developed and launched? Why didn't they learn to manage? Look, you are throwing thunder and lightning here!
  2. Pat Rick Offline Pat Rick
    Pat Rick 12 July 2022 13: 46
    There is no source of information at all. Some Jake Shoita said, the newspaper repeated, and the province went to write.
    And there, the historian-archivist Girkin-Strelkov teaches everyone how to fight ...
    no, I'd rather read something more reliable and authoritative.
  3. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
    Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 12 July 2022 14: 14
    Some military experts think the Shahed-129 is a clone of the Predator, a version of the American reconnaissance aircraft that crashed in Iran a few years ago.

    Not crashed, but skillfully planted on the territory of Iran safe and sound, as far as I remember)
  4. Georgy Klochkov Offline Georgy Klochkov
    Georgy Klochkov (Georgy Klochkov) 12 July 2022 21: 25
    I think it's most likely a form of exchange. Iran also needs to buy a lot of things from Russia.
    1. hello Offline hello
      hello (LEO St) 13 July 2022 08: 30
      But still, this illustrates Russia's dilemma, and you must work hard to develop your economy. But for some reason Russians and "workers" have never been compatible. Only selling resources and minerals