On May 1, Russian drones will start monitoring the situation in the Arctic and in the area of the Northern Sea Route, said Thursday the press service of the Eastern Military District.
“A division of “Orlan-10″ UAVs of the Eastern Military District stationed in Chukotka, will begin monitoring the Arctic zone from May 1. UAV units will perform the task of maintaining the objective control over the situation in the Russian Arctic zone, including the environmental and ice one in the near maritime zone and in the area of the Northern Sea Route,” – a statement said.
It is noted that unmanned systems of the EMD Mi-26 helicopters performing tasks in the Arctic zone are in combat readiness. They can be delivered to any area to monitor the situation in the interests of navigation and to perform search and rescue operations if it is necessary.