Drawing attention to the importance of domestic defense products used in the war between Russia and Ukraine, Russian president Vladimir Putin stated that the production of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) named Kub and Lancet should be increased during a meeting with Sergey Chemezoc, the head of the Russian state defense industry company Rostec, in Moscow.
The Russian leader emphasized that with the departure of Western aircraft companies from Russia, an important opportunity has opened up for aircraft manufacturers.
"There is a real opportunity for our producers to fill this vacant market. Foreign producers want to return (to the Russian market), this needs to be done before they come back," Putin said.
"Kub and Lancet are very effective. They not only burn any equipment, including foreign-made, but also detonate the ammunition parts. Their manufacturers have promised to increase production. They are coping with it, but even more, is needed," Putin said, adding that Russian UAV production should also increase.
During his meeting with Putin, Chemezov reported on the developments in the Russian industrial sector and said that they doubled the production of military helicopters and airplanes in 2022.
Pointing out that 90 percent of the military products used in Ukraine are Russian-made, Chemezov noted that these include T-90 tanks, Iskander, Kinjal missiles, Ka-52, Mi-28, Su-57, Su-35 aircraft, and UAVs such as Kub and Lancet.
Source: Anadolu Agency