RUSSIA has bought killer drones from Iran for £123 million after plundering Western weapons, a security source has claimed.
Mosca paid the amount in cash alongside the weapons – including a British missile- in return for the deadly kamikaze drones.
The source told Sky News that the cash, a British Next generation Light Anti-tank Weapons missile, a US Javelin missile and a Stinger anti-aircraft missile were transferred to an airport in Tehran by a military aircraft.
The deadly weapons were intended for the Ukrainian army but “fell into Russian hands”, la fonte ha detto.
They said that Iran’s terrorist army the Revolutionary Guard, will be able to copy Western technology, aggiungendo “They will probably be reverse-engineered and used in future wars.”
In cambio, Iran has sent over 160 suicide drones- Compreso 100 Shahed-136- in Russia.
Il Iran-made self-destroying weapons- also known as a Heran 2 – were developed as suicide crafts that could loiter above targets before attacking them.
The drones, which are guided by satellite navigation, come equipped with an explosive warhead and can fly at a range of up to 2,500km at 185km/h.
Nel frattempo, another deal worth £174 million is underway, la fonte ha affermato.
Loro hanno detto: “That means there will be another big supply of UAVs from Iran soon.”
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It comes as last month, è stato rivelato che Iranian missiles would be supplied to Russia after the two countries struck a deal.
iraniano manufacturing companies are said to be preparing a shipment of Fateh-110 and Zolfaghar missiles.
The Russian leader appears to have stepped up his drone blitz in Ukraine in the past weeks.
Distressing footage showed Ukrainian fighters using guns in a bid to shoot down Russian kamikaze drones before they slam into buildings in Kyiv.
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And Russian forces are said to be trained in how to operate kamikaze drones by elite Iranian troops.
Fino a 50 Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) specialists have secretly entered Ukraine to help Putin’s horror blitz.