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01-20-2010, 07:46 AM
The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) has reportedly opened negotiations to purchase unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVís) in Israel for use within the FSB border guard service.

On January 13, Kommersant claimed that the FSB had entered discussions with the Israeli defense company Aeronautics Defense Systems, citing a starting price of $3 million dollars for an unspecified number of UAVís. The FSB is interested in procuring at least five Orbiter high-performance UAVís in order to enhance border security.

The Orbiter has a tactical operating radius of up to 50 kilometers, capable of carrying a 1.5 kilogram payload (video camera and other...