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El gráfico muestra el dron Shahed 136 de diseño iraní, el cohete 9M22 Grad Shahed norcoreano de la era soviética y rondas de artillería de 122mm.


Armas de Irán y Norcorea de Putin

By Duncan Mil

October 31, 2023 - Rusia ha enrolado a Irán y Corea del Norte para que le suministren armas para su actual asalto contra Ucrania. El presidente Vladimir Putin incluso ha construido instalaciones para fabricar drones de diseño iraní.

North Korea has been supplying Russia with munitions since September, Kyrylo Budanov, the head of Ukraine’s Main Intelligence Directorate, told state news agency Ukrinform.

“North Korea has been supplying Russia with 122mm and 152mm artillery rounds and rockets for Grad multiple rocket launchers for a month and a half,” Budanov said.

Engineers at Alabuga -- an industrial hub deep inside Russia -- have been secretly building a production line to manufacture thousands of Iranian-designed drones, weapons that Putin’s forces could use to bombard Ukrainian cities.

The Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security analyzed leaked documents from Russia’s Alabuga Special Economic Zone, supplied by the Washington Post.

The documents outlined the plan, code-named “Project Boat,” to build a variant of Iran’s Shahed-136, a self-detonating attack drone capable of travelling 2,500km.

Since January 2023, an estimated 200 Alabuga engineers have travelled to drone manufacturing centres in Iran to gain expertise.

Assembly of Iran-supplied Shahed-136s -- Russia calls the drone the Geran-2 -- began in February at Alabuga. Production of the Russian version will start fully in February 2024.

PUBLISHED: 31/10/2023; STORY: Graphic News