According to the Biden regime’s so-called national security advisor Sullivan on Monday:
Iran “is preparing to provide Russia with up to several hundred UAVs, including weapons-capable UAVs on an expedited timeline,” adding:
Russia’s SMO is “coming at a cost to the sustainment of its own weapons (sic).”
Not a shred of evidence suggests it.
And this from Sullivan:
The Biden regime “will continue to do our part to help sustain the effective defense of (Nazi-infested) Ukraine.”
And this rubbish:
“Russia’s (nonexistent) effort to try to wipe Ukraine off the map cannot succeed (sic).”
And this denial of reality on the ground by Sullivan:
The Biden regime’s “strategy is to put the Ukrainians in as strong a position as possible on the battlefield (sic), so they are in as strong a position as possible at the negotiating table when diplomacy comes (sic).”
And this perversion of reality by Russia Studies Program director at the Center for Naval Analyses, Michael Kofman:
“Russian forces have been losing reconnaissance drones in large numbers (sic).”
“Their own production capacity for armed drones is still nascent (sic).”
According to fake news by the Biden regime and its MSM press agents, “buying drones from Iran signals that Russia is desperate (sic).”
Russia’s state-of-the-art weapons exceed the best in the West and elsewhere.
Its military is not running out of what’s involved in its liberating SMO.
That aside, if its Defense Ministry wishes to buy weapons of any sort from a foreign source, it’s entirely legal to do so.
Given its own plentiful supply of state-of-the art drones, it’s unclear why it would seek to buy more from abroad.
Sullivan criticized what he called unacceptable military assistance by Iran to aid Russian operations in Ukraine and Donbass.
But it’s OK for the empire of lies and its NATO vassals to supply Ukrainian Nazis and conscripts with weapons to kill Russians and Donbass civilians.
US double standard hypocrisy needs no elaboration.
Reporting on Sullivan’s claim, Russia’s Sputnik News didn’t confirm or deny its accuracy.
Weeks earlier, Russia’s Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev said the following:
“In developing new weapon systems, we frequently outpace many advanced armies of the world that have far greater spending potential.”
Russian expertise includes its ability to develop and produce “rocket and missile engineering, ship and aircraft-building, radio-electronics, conventional armaments, ammunition, technical retooling and upgrade of production capacities.”
Last December, Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister, Alexey Krivoruchko, said the following about its newly developed, state-of-the-art S-70 ‘Okhotnik’ (‘Hunter’) heavy strike drone:
Its “roll-out signifies the end of the item’s assembly as a whole and its outfitting with all the required onboard equipment in compliance with the requirements for aircraft and the switchover to comprehensive ground tests to prepare for its debut flight.”
It features “a flat thrust nozzle…which reduces its radar signature,” state-owned Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov explained.
“Today we are making all efforts to complete the trials as soon as possible and launch serial production.”
Large-scale numbers of Hunter drones will be delivered to Russia’s Defense Ministry in the coming months.
According to Russia’s RIA Novosti in June, an S-70B Okhotnik (Hunter) heavy strike stealth drone “successfully” tested air-to-surface missile strikes.
It demonstrated its ability to strike “several small-sized camouflaged targets with missiles at different times of the day in any weather conditions.”
Russia currently is using multifunctional Orlan-10 drones “with high-explosive fragmentation ammunition” against Ukrainian armor and other regime targets.
In May, its Defense Ministry said the following:
“In the course of the special operation, the Russian army has for the first time used the newest version of the drone, which is capable of delivering high accuracy strikes against surface targets and hit manpower and materiel.”
“Drone operators find targets and drop high-explosive fragmentation bombs from an altitude of two kilometers.”
The drone is also designed “for remote air monitoring of ground and water surfaces, for spotting targets round the clock in any weather and for detecting and identifying GSM and cellular base stations.”
Given its plentiful supply of state-of-the-art drones, it begs the question why it would seek to buy more from Iran or another foreign source.
Hegemon USA is supplying Nazified Ukraine with a variety of weapons, reportedly including MQ-1C Grey Eagle drones capable of firing hellfire missiles against Russian forces.
How the empire of lies operates against invented enemies, it considers unacceptable by nations it targets for regime change.
A few hours ago, I saw my first use of the term “kamikaze drone.” A “can’t miss” explosive is part of the new Smart Warfare. Russia has used laser technology in the conflict and it seems the technology will be used in the future against drones.
“Irresponsible environmentalism” is another first term I saw when reading on Sri Lanka.
First attempt to send link on Iranian drones with its description disappeared in transmission/went to ether.
Russia is a big arms exporter and never imported any weapon after WW2. It supplied Iran with weapons.
Now Iranian supplying Russia with drones? Even the Russians and Iranians don’t bother to comment.
Sullivan is sounding like Liz Truss.
At 33:15 into this video, Alexander Mercouris gives an impressive talk on Russia and Iran regarding drones: https://t.me/thedurancom/12183
Alexander said Russia was slow in drone development and the Russian military insisted all parts of their drones had to be made in Russia. A drone factory began production in December and is now fully operational. Iran does make drones based on captured US drones.
More drones is just another area of escalation by Russia. effort. The Russian buildup has unleashed since Monday and Alexander quoted a Ukrainian in saying Donbas is a “living hell” for the Ukrainians.