Russians Dissatisfied with Drones Arriving from Iran - The Washington Post

10:09 30 August Kyiv, Ukraine

Iran handed over to Russia the first batch of strike drones for use in Ukraine, the very first tests of the Iranian drones received by the Russians revealed several errors in the system of devices. This angered Russia.
It is reported by The Washington Post.

As early as August 19, Russian cargo planes removed from Iran two types of aircraft of the Mohajer-6 and Shahed series, capable of carrying ammunition for attacks on radars, artillery and other military targets, according to the newspaper's sources in American intelligence.

CNN sources in the US presidential administration also believe that Russia has already received a batch of Iranian drones that it can use on the battlefield.. Earlier, the channel reported that the Russian military had been trained to operate the Shahed-191 and Shahed-129 UAVs.

The interlocutors of WP believe that the drones handed over in August are only the first part of the deal, and in total Tehran intends to supply Moscow with several hundred UAVs of various types.

At the same time, the sources of the newspaper claim that during the first tests conducted by the Russian military, Iranian drones repeatedly failed, because of which the Russians were dissatisfied. Not having enough of its own UAVs, Moscow was counting heavily on Iranian supplies to destroy targets in the Ukrainian rear. One of their targets was to be our illustrious HIMARS and M777 howitzers..

In addition, Iranian drones have never worked in difficult air defense conditions. Experts suggest that in combat conditions in Ukraine they may have real problems.

Earlier, Tehran denied the supply of drones to Moscow, calling such reports unfounded.. The Kremlin declined to comment on this topic.