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 Armas do Irão e Coreia do Norte infographic
A infografia mostra o drone Shahed 136 concebido pelo Irão e o foguete Grad 9M22 e as granadas de artilharia de 122mm e 152mm da Coreia do Norte.
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Armas de Putine compradas ao Irão e Coreia do Norte

By Duncan Mil

October 31, 2023 - A Rússia recorreu ao Irão e Coreia do Norte para fornecerem armas para o seu ataque à Ucrânia. O Presidente Vladimir Putin até construiu uma fábrica para produzir milhares de drones concebidos pelo Irão.

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.

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