Iranian drones with American parts

Ανταλλακτικά κατασκευασμένα από περισσότερες από δώδεκα αμερικανικές και δυτικές εταιρείες βρέθηκαν μέσα σε ένα μόνο ιρανικό μη επανδρωμένο αεροσκάφος (drone) που καταρρίφθηκε στην Ουκρανία το περασμένο φθινόπωρο, σύμφωνα με μια εκτίμηση των ουκρανικών μυστικών υπηρεσιών που exclusively acquired by CNN.

Shahed 136

The assessment, which was shared with US administration officials late last year, shows the extent of the problem facing the Biden administration, which has pledged to stop Iran's production of drones that Russia is launching by the hundreds into Ukraine.

CNN reported last month that the White House had created a task force to investigate how American and Western technology (from smaller equipment like semiconductors and GPS units to larger components like engines) ended up in Iranian drones.

Of the 52 components the Ukrainians removed from Iran's Shahed-136 drone, 40 appear to have been made by 13 different US companies, according to the assessment.

The remaining 12 components were manufactured by companies in Canada, Switzerland, Japan, Taiwan and China, according to the declassified report.

But the options to combat the issue seem to be very limited. The US has for years imposed tough export control restrictions and sanctions to prevent the "leakage" of high-quality materials to Iran. Now US officials are considering increased enforcement of those sanctions, encouraging companies to better monitor the supply chains they use. This seems to be important if one wants to track down the third-party distributors who buy these products and promote them to embargoed countries. The Best Technology Site in Greece
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