14 Aug 2023 10:21

UAC forming JV to build civilian, special-purpose drones

MOSCOW. Aug 14 (Interfax) - United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), a division of Russian state corporation Rostec, plans to form a joint venture with Glory Air to develop and build civilian and special-purpose unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

"The partners plan to set up production of a line of airplane-type drones that have vertical takeoff and landing capability. A number of solutions with a payload range of 20 to 200 kg are being assessed," UAC said.

Working with Glory Air, which has expertise in light UAVs, "will make it possible to build an in-demand line of solutions and contend for substantial positions on the Russian market," UAC chief executive Yury Slyusar was quoted as saying by the company's press service.

Glory Air, a Russian company founded in 2011, is engaged in "localization of advanced technological solutions in the area of UAVs in Russia," the company's website said.