GERMAN ENGINES IN RUSSIAN DRONES

On 5 November, Tageschau reported that for 3 years, experts have been investigating weapons used in eastern Ukraine. They found engines from German production in Russian drones.  Research found components such as cameras and engines that often come from other countries, including Germany.  Discovery of drones in Poland and Lithuania could mean that Russian drones with German-made engines were used for spy flights in the EU.  It is also said that German companies were involved in the delivery of a GPS module from a Swiss company to Russia. It comments on the lack of export regulation and verification of end-users.  It also notes that, in the war in eastern Ukraine, the problem does not arise only for the Russian military drones. Turkish-made drones are using foreign components.

https://www.tagesschau.de/investigativ/russland-dronen-bauteile-deutschland-101.html

 

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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