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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