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South Korea is testing long-range drone

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In the Republic of Korea, flight tests of a prototype of a long-range reconnaissance-impact UAV, known under the designation KUS-FS (Korean Unmanned System), are being conducted. bmpd.




The drone was developed by the aviation industry division of the South Korean airline Korean Air with the participation of the Defense Research Agency of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The first flight of this prototype made in 2012 year. Now, judging by the pictures, it is being tested with a full set of equipment and target load. Fully tested must be completed by the end of the current year.

“The KUS-FS is a very large aircraft with a takeoff weight of up to 4,5 tons and equipped with a retractable landing gear. The vehicle is about 13 meters long and has a wingspan of 25 meters. The turboprop engine of the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 series with an output of about 1200 hp is used. with push screw. The cruising flight speed is about 250 km / h, the flight duration is from 24 to 32 hours, the operational ceiling is up to 15500 meters, ”the report says.

Photos used:
Fangnook / twitter.com/2008junwoo
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  1. Yrec
    Yrec 23 March 2018 13: 03
    +1
    It seems that the mattresses of their "Traitor" were shoved to the Koreans. Why, they’ll do it.
  2. AntiFREEZ
    AntiFREEZ 23 March 2018 13: 28
    +2
    I wonder if they can sell us? We supplied them with T-80. what
    1. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 23 March 2018 14: 11
      +1
      Yes, with pleasure smile ! But there is a Pratt & Whitney engine, so some will be against it.
    2. Setrac
      Setrac 24 March 2018 15: 11
      +1
      Quote: AntiFREEZ
      I wonder if they can sell us? We supplied them with T-80

      Why do we need it? 250 km per hour is about nothing. Such primitive UAVs are useless in a real war.
      1. AntiFREEZ
        AntiFREEZ 24 March 2018 15: 17
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        Quote: Setrac
        Why do we need it?

        In order not to chase living pilots to patrol de-escalation zones, and so that later they do not shout “This is for you guys” for the last time.
        1. Setrac
          Setrac 24 March 2018 15: 26
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          Quote: AntiFREEZ
          In order not to chase living pilots to patrol de-escalation zones, and so that later they do not shout “This is for you guys” for the last time.

          What kind of crap, excuse me, did you write here? The army has such concepts as discipline, order.
          In addition, I am not against UAVs at all, but I definitely don’t need an apparatus that is slower than the maize of our army. In World War II, reconnaissance aircraft were more perfect than this Korean tomb.
  3. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 23 March 2018 13: 58
    0
    Campaign Korean copy of the American MQ-1 Predator.
  4. Romin
    Romin 23 March 2018 20: 36
    +1
    This will do for us;)) in principle, the absence of such models in our arsenal indicates the level of our technical development in this area: we can’t make a glider, we can’t do an engine, we can’t do a control system ... one hope), so far) can not.
    We are armed with nothing of the kind.
    1. Rostislav
      Rostislav 24 March 2018 11: 11
      +1
      Well, yes, we can’t do anything ..
      And the “Buran”, which flew back in the last century, was a cartoon drawn, right?
      And pearl about the glider, so this is generally a masterpiece.
      Deflection is counted, you can take a queue at the cash register.