Germany arrests alleged Russia drone supplier

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War in Ukraine


A study by the Royal United Services Institute from late last year called the Orlan-10 Russia’s “most successful UAV”, describing it as a “platform that sits at the heart of the country’s warfighting capabilities”. It said it enabled the Russian army to “rain accurate fire down on Ukrainian formations”. Rusi said Russian companies closely associated with the St Petersburg-based Special Technology Center, the Russian manufacturer of the Orlan-10, had “drastically increased imports of critical western-manufactured components” since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began.