posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 06:27 PM
Iranian drones have been very effective helping fight terrorists in Syria and Iraq. I can see why Russia would want to expand it's capabilities in
It makes a lot of sense for Russia and Iran to cooperate in matters such as these. They both have regional foreign policy objectives that interlap
nicely, share a cordial relationship in general.
Iran has also had a lot of help in developing reconnaissance UAVs thanks to all the American and Israeli ones that "crashed" suspiciously undamaged
after illegally violating her airspace. Technology gathered from reverse engineering would have been invaluable for Iran's defence industry, and
sharing it with Russia would ease Russia's burden of having to develop such systems from scratch, especially after the disastrous impact the fall of
the Union had on their defence industry.
Technology sharing between the two countries also allows faster development of more capable systems down the road.