Russian forces have shot down 17 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) over the past three months, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at the Moscow Conference on Global Security on April 4.
According to Shoigu, the downed UAVs have had the range of 100km and have been capable of carry weapons. The defense minister noted that the creation of such UAVs is not possible without assistance from technologically advanced countries.
“Their creation is impossible without technical assistance of developed countries. In the course of the past three months, we have destroyed 17 such devices,” Shoigu said
The usage of such UAVs in heavily populated area may have a catastrophic impact, Shoigu added. ISIS already uses various UAVs and militants from Syria and Iraq are moving to other countries around the world, he pointed.