The timing of the start of deliveries of the Orion-E strike UAV for export has been announced
Percussion supplies drone "Orion-E" to foreign customers will begin in 2022 after the start of mass production at a new enterprise in Dubna near Moscow.
The developer of the drone, the Kronstadt group of companies, is completing the construction of a special plant intended for mass production. drones. The launch of production at an enterprise located in Dubna, near Moscow, is scheduled for November this year. The new enterprise will provide approximately 1500 new jobs, up to 500 people need to be recruited by the opening of production.
It is planned that the new plant will produce dozens of drones in both reconnaissance and strike versions. As stated in the Kronstadt Group of Companies, the primary task of the enterprise is to supply drones to the Russian army, while the production of drones for foreign customers will also be carried out. The first deliveries are scheduled for 2022. "RIA News" with reference to sources in the defense industry and the administration of the Moscow region.
As previously reported, Russia has begun to promote the strike version of the Orion-E drone on the international market; earlier, foreign customers were offered a drone only in a reconnaissance version. There are already orders for the drone.
According to a source in the defense industry complex, the strike Orion-E has a "universal armament complex", which includes unguided and corrected aerial bombs, as well as various guided missiles.
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