According to the latest statements made by the Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Dmitri RogozinApparently, the country's leaders have not only managed to considerably reduce the backwardness that Russia had in terms of the manufacture and design of assault and exploration drones compared to other powers such as the United States or Israel, but also, in a very short time, they hope to outperform both countries.
According to his own words Dmitri Rogozin on this same topic:
From the point of view of development of communication channels, from the point of view of the presence of weapons, from the point of view of the drones themselves, I can only say one thing: it is not worth talking about backwardness at present; it has been reduced considerably and will soon cease to exist.
Russia hopes, in the short term, to be the world's leading power in the manufacture of assault and exploration drones
In addition to all of the above, something that makes clear the great bet that Russia is making to be able to once again have one of the most powerful and technological armies on the planet, capable of facing any nation, the country's Deputy Prime Minister commented that, currently, the Russian industry is developing in the study phase the manufacture of the ICBM system based on the project 'Barguzín'. This project is expected to be completed and can be launched in the period between 2018 and 2020.
Returning to the issue of drones that are being developed in Russia, tell you that far from it, no matter how much today there is a certain gap or delay in the development of their prototypes, we are talking about a country that does not have much reputation in this field since precisely Russia has been developing drones since the time of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, years where we found two models, destined for exploration, as relevant in this field as the La-17R and Tu-123.