Russian defense contractor Kronstadt announced that it has signed contracts for the sale of drones to unspecified foreign countries. The first deliveries are expected by 2022.
Kronstadt was granted a credit line of 3 billion Russian rubles ($41.2 billion) by state-owned bank Promsvyazbank that it will use to produce the new unmanned aerial vehicles.
Production will take place at the company’s new plant in Dubna, near Moscow.
About the New Drones
Although no specific details regarding foreign sales have yet been revealed, General Director of Kronstadt Sergei Bogatikov described the technical specifications of the company’s latest drones.
The UAVs “are made according to a modular scheme with an open architecture and can, at the request of customers, change the composition of equipment, payload, and ground components, depending on the conditions of use and tasks,” he said.
Bogatikov also revealed that the drone components have already been ordered from contract suppliers for the first batch of export units, and will be brought to the processing facility by November of this year.