Vladimir Verba, general director of the Vega Concern, spoke during the hydroaviation show in Gelendzhik. It is the leading enterprise in the country for UAV development Domestically produced unmanned aerial vehicles should find use with government customers, including the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
The real sensation was his words Vladimir Verba that one of the customers of the company is the Federal Security Service of Russia, and they are buying the equipment now. "The Federal Security Service has decided that at the initial stage they are satisfied with the equipment we have today. The FSB is forming new orders for us, and we are successfully cooperating today, " said Vladimir Verba.
Vega currently produces several types of drones :
* Tipchak multi-purpose complex
* Small-size reconnaissance and battlefield surveillance complex with a remotely piloted vehicle "Bee-1
* Aerial surveillance complex with unmanned aerial vehicle "Stork"
*ZALA 421-02 helicopter-type unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) remote viewing system
* ZALA 421-04 aircraft type complex with unmanned aerial vehicle
* ZALA 421-05H small-size multi-purpose helicopter-type unmanned aerial vehicle
* ZALA 421-08 unmanned aerial vehicle remote viewing system
* ZALA 421-09 unmanned aerial vehicle remote viewing system
So far has been considered that domestic UAVs are inferior to Western ones in all respects. The state spent 5 billion rubles on the development and testing of UAVs, but the tests were unsuccessful, and in 2009 Russia was forced to buy a trial batch of Israeli vehicles.
The Defense Ministry said that it will buy domestic UAVs only when they catch up with the characteristics of Western models (the company Vega promises to do so by 2013). However, the FSB is already satisfied with the quality of domestic vehicles.