Russia’s Interior Ministry has said it plans to spend up to 120 million rubles ($4 million) to buy eight unmanned aerial vehicles.
The ministry would also require vans and radios to operate the drones, according to a tender document posted on the government purchasing agency website zakupki.gov.ru on Tuesday.
The vehicles are to be deployed in the southern Stavropol, Astrakhan and Dagestan regions, as well as in the Far Eastern Amur region.
They are designed to monitor “infrastructure objects” and “mass public events.” They will also be used in search and rescue operations and border patrols.
Under Russian law, state bodies must publish procurement orders online.