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In Singapore, demonstrated a prototype quadrocopter, armed with a machine gun

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Singapore company ST Kinetics announced the development of a drone, which will be armed with small weapons, writes "Warspot" with a link to the janes.com portal.


In Singapore, demonstrated a prototype quadrocopter, armed with a machine gun


New development called Stinger Unmanned Aerial Multi-Rotor Gunship. The first full-featured prototype in ST Kinetics plans to be released as early as 2019. We are talking about 60-kg quadrocopter, equipped with all-weather reconnaissance module and mount to install a machine gun.

It is planned to use the Ultimax 100 Mk8, the world's best machine gun, as the main armament. The weapon has a mass of about 5 kg, caliber - 5,56 mm. Food comes from special interchangeable stores with a capacity of 100 and 200 cartridges. In addition, the machine gun is compatible with the "NATO" magazines rifles caliber 5,56 mm (M4, M16 and others). The Ultimax 100 Mk8 can be equipped with 508, 457, 330 mm shafts and has an effective firing range of the order of 800 m for SS109 and 460 m sockets - for М193.

Representatives of ST Kinetics said that the first tests of the "Stinger" took place in 2017 year, and the combat system was very successful. Now the company intends to proceed to the refinement of prototypes and the creation of full-fledged combat models, the autonomous time of which will be at least 30 minutes
Photos used:
janes.com
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  1. Dimontius
    Dimontius 7 March 2018 11: 37
    +2
    Tricky engineering thought! laughing laughing laughing
    1. siberalt
      siberalt 7 March 2018 11: 44
      +2
      What will this quadrocopter "cling to" when giving a machine gun? Although, there were already shotguns offered to shoot their brothers.belay
      1. Shurik70
        Shurik70 7 March 2018 13: 32
        +1
        What? The "prototype" ?? !! Yes, these quadrocopters just do not catch. Here I do not believe that the "first". And the return to him does not need to be extinguished, he is not on the ground, you think, it will fly off several meters.
  2. K-50
    K-50 7 March 2018 11: 37
    +4
    Something he is lightweight for a machine gun.
    Will recoil not disrupt the control and stability of the device? what
  3. aszzz888
    aszzz888 7 March 2018 11: 45
    +5
    On this turntable, you can attach everything that the imagination allows, only how it will telepath at best. bully
    1. K-50
      K-50 7 March 2018 12: 54
      +2
      Quote: aszzz888
      On this turntable you can attach everything that fantasy allows

      I remember Winnie the Pooh and his experiments with the pot: "you can put anything in it ..." laughing
    2. san4es
      san4es 7 March 2018 15: 21
      +1
      Quote: aszzz888
      On this turntable you can attach everything that fantasy allowsbully
      Russian guy lights
      Prototype Quadrotor with Machine Gun! laughing
      Apr 2012
  4. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 7 March 2018 11: 47
    +3
    And where is his place and mass with such a working time? On the front end? I don’t know .. For me it’s not a toy for widespread use .. although of course small series can find a buyer for specific conditions and situations. I wonder how they coped with the impact of recoil on the flight? ..
    1. Revolver
      Revolver 7 March 2018 23: 26
      0
      America will come in handy to patrol the southern border, because when the wall is still being built. And even when they build it, mexes and other Latinos on this wall will do one-way climbing, well, or dig under the foundation.
  5. Cxnumx
    Cxnumx 7 March 2018 12: 12
    0
    somewhere there was a video with a hitched chainsaw ... so far from this series, in my opinion.
    1. Ace Tambourine
      Ace Tambourine 8 March 2018 07: 40
      0
      but it was also like a katana drone rafigachili ..
  6. garnik
    garnik 7 March 2018 12: 16
    +1
    Cool thing. A dozen such devices on the contact line can solve the problem.
    The location of the screws and the mass of the machine will compensate for the return of the machine gun.
  7. afrikanez
    afrikanez 7 March 2018 12: 26
    0
    And the accuracy of the defeat will also be "the best in the world" ??? lol
    1. Revolver
      Revolver 7 March 2018 23: 28
      0
      The first to the goal, the rest where God sends. So it’s better to shoot solo, and even save ammo, because there is no one to change the store in the air.
  8. Xscorpion
    Xscorpion 7 March 2018 13: 49
    +1
    Quote: Shurik70
    What? The "prototype" ?? !! Yes, these quadrocopters just do not catch. Here I do not believe that the "first". And the return to him does not need to be extinguished, he is not on the ground, you think, it will fly off several meters.


    After each shot? That is, after the shooting of a magazine of 200 rounds, it will be at a distance of about a kilometer from the starting position? laughing The recoil affects the accuracy of the fire, that is, the maximum that it is capable of is random and aimless firing from the air at square or group targets, that is, to distract the enemy. wondering how this copter will recharge in the air? what 200 rounds for a machine gun is a couple of minutes of battle at best.