Russia's Ukrainian Adventure May Have Crippled Its Drone Program
By Rich Smith | More Articles
September 21, 2014 | Comments (4)
The Motley Fool
Aided by Israel, Russia is building a $9 billion drone air force. Or rather, Russia was building a $9 billion air force.
Six years ago, Russian ground forces, who were invading the sovereign state of Georgia on their southern border, found themselves flummoxed by Georgia's collection of unmanned aerial vehicles -- commonly referred to as "drones."
Within a year of the war's end, Russia had inked a $53 million deal to purchase two Bird Eye-400, eight I-View Mk150, and two Searcher Mk.2 drones from Israel Aerospace Industries.
A year later, Russia upped its purchase order by an additional $400 million worth of drones.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
That's how some conservatives describe Israel despite plenty of contrary evidence:
Posted by Steve J. at 2:57 PM