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Russia Offers Middle East States Help in Confronting Drones


7Dnews London

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 15:44 GMT

Russia has offered its military expertise to help Middle Eastern countries in confronting the threat of drone attacks, Reuters reported on Tuesday September 17th.

Drone attacks have become familiar in the region given the escalated tensions and proxy wars unleashed by Iran on the Gulf states, especially Saudi Arabia, via terrorist groups such as the Houthi militias in Yemen.

Russia will hold talks with its Middle East partners on selling them new anti-drone weapons systems, Interfax news agency cited Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport as saying on Tuesday.

The arms exporter plans to discuss sales of the new anti-drone weapons systems during the Dubai Airshow in late November, Rosoboronexport director Alexander Mikheev said.

The comments follow a drone attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities on Saturday which knocked out more than 5% of global oil supply.

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