The Orlan complex

Think tank: RUSI

Author(s): Various Authors

December 15, 2022

This report from UK think tank RUSI looks tracks the supply chains of Russia’s most successful UAV.

A joint investigation between RUSI, Reuters and iStories has found that Russian companies closely associated with the St Petersburg-based Special Technology Centre Limited Liability Company (STC LLC or STC) – the Russian military-affiliated manufacturer of the Orlan-10 UAV1 – have drastically increased imports of critical Western-manufactured components since the February 2022 invasion of Ukraine began.