Russia has begun taking practical steps to establish its own production of Iranian Shahed-136 drones. The production facility is planned to be located in the domestic offshore zone of the Russian Federation “Alabuga” in the Republic of Tatarstan near the city of Elabuga.
This was reported by OBOZREVATEL, citing its own sources. According to available information, about 80 billion rubles will be invested in the project. It is planned that the total area of the production facilities will eventually amount to 2,200 square meters and employ 2,500 people.
They will not be producing chessboards from scratch. We are talking about the so-called “large-scale assembly,” for which most of the components will be delivered from Iran. The governments of Russia and Iran are trying to hide this project by disguising it as the development of motorboat production. They want to register the production under shell companies, including Dolphin-Alabuga and Albatross.
According to InfoLight.UA’s sources, Ukrainian drone developers are now looking for investors to establish Ukrainian production of UAVs and not lose the competition for the sky to the enemy.