Law enforcement and intelligence services of Canada will check information about the possible sale of the anti-drone system of the Canadian company Skycope Technologies to the Russian University of Technology.
The Canadian anti-drone system ended up in the Russian Federation
Canada's Minister of Defense Bill Blair said that law enforcement and intelligence services will check information about the possible sale of the anti-drone system of the Canadian company Skycope Technologies to the Russian Technological University ("MIREA").
Blair said this on November 17, speaking at the opening of the International Security Forum in Halifax.
The minister indicated that he was "significantly concerned" by the reports of the alleged sale of sanctioned technologies from Canada to Russia. However, the situation with Skycope Technologies still needs to be verified.
Blair clarified that he could not comment on the procedures until an investigation is carried out, "but I want to assure you that we take this issue very seriously."
A university from Moscow has a Canadian SkyEye system
One of Moscow's universities purchased a Canadian drone detection system. It probably happened to circumvent sanctions.
This is reported by the Russian publication Meduza.
The Russian Moscow State Technical University of Radio Engineering, Electronics and Automation (MIREA) purchased for 4.5 million rubles the SkyEye radar detector for detecting drones, which is being developed by the Canadian company Skycope Technologies Inc.
The SkyEye radar detector can recognize more than 330 models of drones at a distance of up to 35 kilometres in open terrain and up to 10 kilometres in the city. The range of the system allows it to cover more than a third of the area of Moscow within the limits of the Moscow Ring Road.
According to Roman Rashimas, a lawyer in the sanctions practice of the British company Zorge Partners Limited, SkyEye's supplies fall under the restrictions imposed by Canada. The university announced the tender at the beginning of May and chose the winner within two weeks. The detector radar was delivered already on June 7.