Technology transferred from Israel is helping Russia to design its first strike unmanned air system, with the design expected to be flown for the first time in 2014 carrying sensors and armament.
I'm not sure if it was a good thing to do...
Within its agreements with the US, Israel could not make such transfer of technology without US approval.
A lot of the people who helped bring Israel's UAV industry to where it is today were either born in the former USSR or their parents were born there... quite ironic.
Under the US-Israeli bilateral agreement, Israel submits to US approval defense exports to countries that are US rivals like China and Russia in order to avoid disputes like the Phalcon deal.
Wasn't implying that it was...They could have contributed with their skills, but the basic technology was Israeli not USSRS'.
i doubt that uav has some super-advanced tech, except of standard enginering, and common electronics. at least not more, than in space tech.
simply for russia it is not so critical area, as for israel for example.
I think that today UAV technology is crucial for any military that wishes to stay up to date and that Russia realised this during the war with Georgia in 2008.