Intelligence reports in particular mention the expected delivery more than 200 Shahed-136 and Arash-2 kamikaze drones, and Mohajer-6 reconnaissance and combat UAVs, APA reports citing Yahoo.
“It is known that the supply of these UAVs will be carried out over the Caspian Sea to the port of Astrakhan,” the Ukrainian intelligence agency said.
“The drones will arrive disassembled. Later, on the territory of Russia, they will be assembled, repainted and applied with Russian markings, including as ‘Geran-2,’” the report says.
Russia has already renamed and applied its own markings to two types of Iranian drones, the Shahed-131 and the Shahed-136, dubbing them the Geran-1 and Geran-2 respectively – apparently in an attempt to obscure their Iranian origins.