Russia Technology in drone development have somewhat been wanting or should we say they lucked interest back then?. For afact Russia have been producing their drones using Israel License technology.
However, despite being late entrant in this field of combat drone, Russian have fielded some of the most versatile Combat drones so far. For example the advanced Okhotnik(Hunter) combat drone flew in tandem with a fighter jet for the first time. Here is the Video;
Hunter combat drone is characterized as unmanned aerial sixth generation machine. It is known only as "Hunter-B" it uses the technologies of the prospective heavy fighter T-50 (PAK FA) stealth bomber.
The flying-wing-type unmanned aircraft has hit the skies after taking off from one of the test airfields and stayed in the air for about 20 minutes, the ministry told the Russian media without revealing the exact location of the test flight.
The technical specifications of the brand new UAV still remain classified, although some media reports suggest it boasts a takeoff weight of between 20 and 25 tons and an operational range of 5,000km while operating at a supersonic speed of 1,400 km/h (870mph).
Why EAC State need to look into this Combat drone.
The drone is coming at atime when majority of East Africa states are still battling Al-shabab Terrorist in Somalis. The ability to provide Reconnaissance for such along time can honestly come in handy in the fight against terrorism.