China has imposed restrictions on the export of unmanned vehicles
As Kommersant found out, restrictions on the export of drones introduced by the Chinese authorities have seriously complicated their deliveries to Russia and led to a shortage of a number of components, such as thermal imagers. Large Russian drone manufacturers have managed to create significant reserves and hope that their suppliers in China will be able to obtain licenses for export to the Russian Federation, but registration may take up to a year. To do this, it is necessary to prove that the drone will not be used for military purposes. Sellers of Chinese drones in the Russian Federation are trying to establish parallel imports. However, some complain that Kazakhstan recently tightened the import procedure.