"We are finalizing research and development work related to the drones that will solve an array of tactical, operational and strategic tasks," Borisov commented.
He explained that the new UAVs will be put into service by the Russian Defense Ministry and the Federal Security Service, also known as the FSB. He declined to elaborate on the drone's technical characteristics.
The new drone is being developed by several well-known Russian aviation firms, including the Sukhoi Design Bureau and Tranzas.
In 2011, the Tranzas won the Defense Ministry's tender for the development of two kinds of heavy drones, the "Pacer" and Altius-M, which weigh 1 metric tons and 5 metric tons, respectively.