"Russia's newest tactical surveillance UAVs of the Korsar tactical family will go into production in 2017," the spokesperson said on the sidelines of the Army-2016 international military forum.
The spokesperson added that in the long term the Korsar UAV family could receive a new drone that would be different from the existing UAVs by a number of characteristics.
In late 2014, the Russian army announced the expansion of its aerial fleet with a new generation of Korsar reconnaissance drones which are set to join the forces in late 2016.
The Army-2016 expo, organized by the Russian Defense Ministry, kicked off on Tuesday and is due to last through Sunday. The forum is held in the military-themed Patriot Park in Kubinka near Moscow and in a number of locations in Russia's military districts.