by Staff Writers
Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 19, 2016
According to defense ministry, around 50 unmanned aerial vehicles are protecting the assets of Russia's Strategic Missile Forces.
Around 50 unmanned aerial vehicles are protecting the assets of Russia's Strategic Missile Forces (SMF), responsible for the country's nuclear arsenal, the defense ministry said Thursday.
"Around 50 UAVs are involved in operations to guard and protect SMF infrastructure," the Russian Defense Ministry press service told reporters.
The SMF command has identified measures to boost the security of Russia's nuclear stockpile against possible terrorist threats as a priority in 2016, the press office noted.
"To that end, an effort is being made to equip facilities with new security systems on a large scale," the ministry added.
Since 2013, Russian strategic missile facilities have been protected by a new mobile security robot called Taifun-M.
UAV and Drone News
UAV News - Suppliers and Technology
|The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2017 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement|