Ukraine-Russia, Kiev: “Iranian drones made with European components”

This was revealed in a document sent by Kiev to its Western allies, obtained by the Guardian

The Iranian kamikaze drones used in the latest attacks on Ukrainian cities were made with European components, according to a secret document sent by Kiev to its Western allies in which the Ukrainian government calls for long-range missiles to attack production sites in Russia, Iran and Syria.

In the 47-page report presented to G7 governments in August, Kiev said there had been more than 600 raids by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) containing Western technology in the previous three months. According to the report obtained by the Guardian, 52 electrical components produced by Western companies were found in the Shahed-131 drone and 57 in the Shahed-136 model, which has a flight range of 2,000 km and a cruising speed of 180 km per day. Now.

Five European companies, including a Polish subsidiary of a British multinational, are named as producers of the identified components. “Among the producers are companies based in coalition countries: the United States, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, Canada, Japan and Poland,” the report claims, according to which Iran has already diversified its production by using a Syrian factory in the port of Novorossiysk, but drone production is moving to Russia, to the central Tatar region of Alabuga.