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Russia displeased with 1st combat drones delivered by Iran for Ukraine war  

The Times of Israel reports: “Iran has reportedly delivered the first shipment of its locally-made combat drones to Russia for use by troops in the country’s ongoing war on neighboring Ukraine, according to US officials.

Russian cargo planes picked up the first batch of drones from an airfield in Iran earlier this month, leaving with two types of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), the Washington Post reported Monday.

According to intelligence gathered by US and other spy agencies, the delivery has been marred by serious technical failures in early tests and the Russians are displeased with the performance of the drone systems.

Russian operators continue to receive training in Iran on how to use these systems, which can conduct air-to-surface attacks, electronic warfare and targeting, on the battlefield in Ukraine, Biden administration officials told the Associated Press separately. They did not detail the ‘numerous failures’ of the drones…”

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