January 25, 2021

Russia Enters Military Drone Export Market With Sale To Myanmar

Featuring Samuel Bendett

Source: Forbes

Journalist David Hambling

Russian news media are reporting a deal to supply Orlan-10E drones to Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. The transaction with a military widely condemned for its actions against Myanmar’s Rohingya minority represents Russia’s first step into the unmanned aircraft market.

“Before, it was all hints that ‘foreign customers are interested,’” Samuel Bendett, an expert on the Russian defense scene, and adviser to both the CNA and CNAS told Forbes. “Now we are seeing Russia sell its combat-proven workhorse.”

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Authors

  • Samuel Bendett

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    > Samuel Bendett is an Adviser with CNA Strategy, Policy, Plans and Programs Center (SP3), where he is a member of the Russia Studies Program. His work involves research on...