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    Russia's United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC) tested during recent military drills in Serbia min-drones for use by personnel of reconnaissance units in close combat, the company's General Director Alexander Yakunin said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to Yakunin, these compact unmanned aerial vehicles could be attached to soldiers' combat gear, without impending their actions on the battlefield.

    "The mini-copters are equipped with infrared sensors, video and photo cameras…Their range is small but sufficient for accomplishment of tasks in close combat, law enforcement, and anti-terrorist operations," Yakunin said in an interview with RIA Novosti.

    The official added that the drones were successfully tested during the Slavic Brotherhood-2016 military exercises near the Serbian capital Belgrade on November 2-15, which involved military units from Russia, Belarus and Serbia.

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