Oleksiy Arstevich, the adviser to the head of the office of the President of Ukraine, claimed that the Islamic Republic of Iran has delivered 46 drones to Russia, and the Russian army is now using them in Ukraine. Iranian pilots also went to Russia to get acquainted with Su-35 fighters.
Russian pro-government telegram channels report that Iran has allegedly already supplied Russia with the Shahed 129 strike-reconnaissance UAV.
This is also confirmed by Censor.NET.
According to Ukrainian media, a batch of Iranian drones was sent to Russia via the Caspian Sea. In the future, military cargo is planned to be delivered to the border of Ukraine via Astrakhan and Volgograd.
It is known that the basis of the cargo consists of heavy strike drones “Shahed 129”. Its development was based on the Israeli Hermes 450 drone and the American MQ-1 Predator.
The length of the fuselage of “Shahed 129” is 8 meters. The wingspan is 16 meters. The declared combat load is up to 400 kg. The flight speed is up to 150 km/h with a radius of up to 200 km. The declared flight range is up to 1700 km. The developers claim that the drone can stay in the air for up to 24 hours.
Source » cybershafarat