Russia has probably signed a contract with Iran for the supply of Arash-2 drones. This is stated in the summary of the American Institute for the Study of War (ISW).
Analysts write that the only evidence of such an agreement so far is Russian and Ukrainian Telegram channels, citing unnamed Iranian sources.
In September, Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari, Commander of the Iranian Ground Forces, said that Arash-2 drones have allegedly unique long-range capabilities and can be targeted from bases in Iran to Israeli cities such as Tel Aviv and Haifa.
At the same time, ISW considers it “very unlikely” that the Russians will be able to use Arash-2 with greater efficiency than they use Shahed-136.
Earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, citing intelligence, said that Russia ordered 2,400 Shahed kamikaze drones from Iran.