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Ukrainian intelligence has obtained a hundred gigabytes of classified data about the drone manufacturer 'Orlan'

08 Jan, 2024
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Ukrainian intelligence has obtained a hundred gigabytes of classified data about the drone manufacturer 'Orlan'

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Ukrainian intelligence has obtained 100 gigabytes of classified data from the Russian company LLC 'Special Technological Center,' which is involved in the production of 'Orlan' drones used in the war in Ukraine.

This information was reported by the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

It is noted that the facility produces military equipment and technology used by the Russian army in the war against Ukraine. The 'STC' manufactures various modifications of the 'Orlan' drones, a range of radio-electronic warfare and reconnaissance means, as well as other military products.

The company has been under U.S. sanctions since 2016, and in 2022, it faced restrictions in the EU, the UK, Canada, and Japan. In the following year, Ukraine and Switzerland also imposed sanctions against it.

The array of information transferred to the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine includes documentation for 194 nomenclature units: drawings, technical specifications, patents, software, and more. This includes both existing and prospective military developments.

According to preliminary estimates, the value of the obtained data could reach $1.5 billion.

 

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The intelligence assures that this is a significant blow to Russia. The mentioned archive is already being used to strengthen Ukraine's defense capabilities and weaken the aggressor state.

"Obtaining classified information from one of the critically important enterprises of the Russian military-industrial complex was made possible through effective cooperation with patriotic representatives of civil society and the media community," added the Main Intelligence Directorate.

"Orlan-10" is a Russian multifunctional unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed for conducting surveillance of extensive and localized objects in hard-to-reach terrain, particularly during search and repair operations.

It was developed by the Russian company "Special Technological Center." It is part of the tactical control system, forming a unified tactical control system, allowing it to transmit targets for engagement by all combat vehicles (self-propelled artillery units, tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, air defense systems) connected to the system.

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