Kalashnikov will officially reveal what it is describing as a noiseless reconnaissance and surveillance drone.

It has a four hour flying time and can be launched by hand as Vladimir Putin’s biggest weapons maker takes a step back from its AK-47 – a rifle that has killed more people than any other firearm on the planet.

The drone weighs 7.5 kilograms and also boasts vertical takeoff capability.

Reportedly, three types of noiseless drone to be released onto the market by the weapon manufacturing giant.

A zoom camera and thermal imaging module can be mounted on the unmanned aircraft.

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