The restrictions imposed by China led to the cessation of equipment supplies, as well as the drones themselves, which weigh more than 4 kg.
The restrictions on the export of drones introduced by the Chinese authorities have seriously complicated their deliveries to the Russian Federation and led to a shortage of a number of parts. The Russian publication Kommersant writes about this on September 18.
“The restrictions on the export of drones introduced by the Chinese authorities have seriously complicated their deliveries to Russia and led to a shortage of a number of components, for example, thermal imagers,” the material said.
It was noted that large Russian drone manufacturers were able to create significant reserves and hope that their Chinese suppliers will obtain licenses to export to the Russian Federation, but registration can take up to a year.
To do this, it is necessary to prove that the drone will not be used for military purposes. Chinese sellers of drones in the Russian Federation are trying to establish “parallel imports.” Some of them began to complain that Kazakhstan recently tightened the procedure for importing drones.
The restrictions on the export of drones introduced by China from September 1 led to the cessation of supplies of parts, as well as the drones themselves, weighing more than 4 kg. There is even a shortage of some types, including agrodrones, which weigh on average 30-40 kg and are still produced in the Russian Federation in single copies.
Let’s recall that according to media reports, since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, China has been sending helicopters, drones, sights and components for military production to the Russian Federation.
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