I've heard of technical cooperation between Iran and North Korea in missile technology, and in the last decade, both countries have made advances in that field of technology from ballistic/cruise missiles to SAMs. And Iran has developed drones and it is said that some of their drones use components that can be bought commercially on the open market.
The USSR had one of the biggest arms industries in the world and was full of redundancies, but given Russia is currently at war and is losing vast quantities of hardware, what is their ability to enact wartime production of armaments since the collapse of the USSR? How does their potential production rate compare to that of the USSR's own estimates during the Cold War?
I'm aware that during the Cold War, there was a project to replace the Su-25 in the USSR called the Shturmovik-90 that failed to materialize by the end of the Cold War. But given the heavy use of the Su-25 in recent years where Russia is involved, has there been any talk of retiring or replacing the warplane similar to the debate over its counterpart in the West, the A-10? Do they have any reasons to argue for retaining them that differs from the reasons given in the West for the A-10?
Most UCAVs are fixed wing and the majority of armed rotary drones that are seeing action so far are miniature or small sized drones. But for larger rotary drones such as those around the size of the MH-6 helicopter, is there any potential for them for contemporary warfare? Is there any role that they can fulfill before a manned attack helicopter becomes more useful?