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Defense Against Drone Swarms Emerges From Russian Lab

  • Concern Avtomatika has added clients since Saudi Abqaiq attack
  • Also talking with potential customers abroad including Mideast
A damaged refining tower stands during repair following a drone attack in Abqaiq, on Sept. 20.

A damaged refining tower stands during repair following a drone attack in Abqaiq, on Sept. 20.

Photographer: Faisal Al Nasser/Bloomberg

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When a swarm of drones and missiles attacked Saudi oil facilities last September, knocking out 5% of global production, one Russian company sensed an opportunity to build up its business.