[Global Times] Russia's Red Star newspaper said on June 6 that the Russian army is about to complete the development of a large-scale long-range UAV. If the UAV takes off from Kaliningrad, its radius of motion will reach anywhere on the Continent of Europe, and if it takes off from Chukchi, it will reach Canada.
Reported that "the Russian army is about to complete the development of unmanned aerial vehicles capable of carrying out missions up to 3000 km in depth."
According to reports, Russia's long-standing desire for large remote UAVs. Although China and the United States have served many kinds of UAV in succession, Russia has been slow in this field. Previously, the Russian army invested heavily in the development of the "Altair" large UAV, which uses a large aspect ratio of flat wings and V-shaped tail, about 11.6 meters long, with a wingspan of about 28.5 meters, with a maximum range of more than 10,000 kilometers. It is close to the U.S. Army's "Global Hawk" strategic UAV, and can also undertake attack tasks.
The UAV flew for the first time in 2015. After several years of test flights, the Red Star newspaper reported earlier this year that "it is about to enter the Russian military service". In October, however, news came out that the project had stopped and the Russian army would focus on developing another Orion UAV, similar in shape to the Predator UAV in the United States. Russia's new network said that in recent years, the Russian army has formed about 40 units of UAVs, and equipped with more than 1800 UAVs, can carry out reconnaissance within 500 kilometers. (Chen Shan)
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