Russia may use small UAVs to ensure security in 2018 FIFA World Cup

October 10, 2016 TASS
Unmanned aerial vehicles will monitor sporting facilities and crowded areas. Source: Vostock-Photo

The United Instrument-Manufacturing Corporation has offered Russian law enforcement agencies electronic warfare systems mounted on minibuses and small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to ensure security during the 2018 World Cup, the corporation’s press office told TASS.

"The corporation is currently interacting with law enforcement agencies to deliver required equipment, in particular, radio stations and command and staff vehicles, that will be used to monitor the situation and control law enforcement bodies," the press office said.

"An issue is being studied to deliver electronic warfare systems to jam communications networks, UAV control channels and explosive devices," the press office added.

According to the press office, unmanned aerial vehicles as small as a dragonfly will monitor sporting facilities and crowded areas.

The United-Instrument Manufacturing Corporation told about such unmanned aerial vehicles earlier.

Also, an issue is being studied to mount certain electronic warfare systems on ordinary minibuses, the press office said.

"Relevant requests have been made," the press office added.

Source: TASS

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