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Small drones for a small army. Switzerland chooses a drone

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The Swiss armed forces began flight tests of unmanned aerial vehicles as part of a project to acquire new mini-UAVs for their aircraft, reports TSAMTO with reference to the Tages-Anzeiger newspaper


Small drones for a small army. Switzerland chooses a drone


To equip the aircraft, it is planned to purchase two types of UAVs: quadrocopters weighing less than 6 kg and aircraft type UAVs weighing less than 15 kg. The purchase is scheduled to be completed by 2021 year.

It is known that 10,3-kg UAV "Orbiter 2B" of the Israeli company Aeronautics and 11-kg UAV "Fly Ai" of the Polish WB Group take part in tests of aircraft-type drones. Both vehicles are equipped with electric motors and can be prepared for flight for 5-7 minutes.

To date, small units of the Swiss Armed Forces cannot receive information from larger reconnaissance UAVs.

In April 2017, the Ministry of Defense, Civil Defense and Sport announced a number of the most important defense projects, among which was the delivery of autonomous, easy-to-use portable aerial intelligence systems to equip units of the company, platoon, and group level .
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  2. Retvizan 8
    Retvizan 8 April 27 2018 15: 57
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    Everything suggests that it is necessary to develop serious equipment for the detection and destruction of unmanned vehicles.
    1. cedar
      cedar April 27 2018 16: 17
      +1
      Get ready, dear, to reflect the attacks of mini UAVs ...
      Everything goes to the fact that soon a swarm of flies, a flock of birds, a cloud of midges will cause panic among the population and the military alert in the army ...
      Preventively chop everything that flies; from comoros, dragonflies, etc. trifles, to birds, like the Chinese sparrows and we go nuts completely.
      1. okko077
        okko077 April 27 2018 18: 36
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        There are simple effective and inexpensive ways ... For this, forward positions are used as stationary posts in the form of equipment on high masts and are duplicated by airships installed on a leash. This is not for their territory .. when away ... All this information goes to the combat control point, where shift operators are on duty .... with powers and given means of destruction ... By the way, such units of the Combat Information Systems should be used and to control the positional areas ... Why are there no such systems in the area of ​​the Crimean bridge, in Syria and LDN, just surprising ?! But we have a lot of tanks and guns and missiles that don’t know where to shoot and where to go and where the enemy is !!! In terms of modern combat information and intelligence systems, as the basis of modern warfare, our army is in full ass, to say the least ...
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 April 28 2018 03: 39
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          A flock of "swarm of flies" is unlikely. No matter how hard the technologists try, it is still impossible to "cram a multi-liter gas tank into a pea." Currently, the smaller the UAV, the smaller the flight radius. An UAV the size of a dove will fly a couple of kilometers, the size of a fly - a hundred meters, not more. Long-range necessarily large. A large target on the radar is visible well.
          The danger is not size, but quantity. Fly several thousand reconnaissance, the size of an albatross, you’ll kill all the horseradish. And behind them, the drums, already the size of a small plane, will be bombarded with guided missiles, primarily in air defense, after which they gain air supremacy. Modern computers, receiving signals from a flock of UAVs, will track all the targets on the theater, right down to the individual.
          So air defense is not a panacea. We need a complex - air defense, electronic warfare and their own flocks of UAVs (each flock has reconnaissance and strike). Support from space (reconnaissance, weather forecast, map orientation). As well as traditional land - tanks, artillery and others. And all this should work as a single complex.
          1. okko077
            okko077 April 28 2018 13: 17
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            And what do I have to do with your children's insight and at such a level already technically ... A nursery group ...
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 27 2018 16: 02
    +1
    Ministry of Defense, Civil Defense and Sports
    By the ministry and the army. And does she (the army) need Switzerland? If only in a special period to protect banks.
    1. svp67
      svp67 April 27 2018 16: 04
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      Quote: rotmistr60
      If only in a special period to protect banks.

      And the Pope from the "Roman", from where will he take trained soldiers?
      1. rotmistr60
        rotmistr60 April 27 2018 16: 07
        +1
        So the Swiss guard probably already lives in the Vatican and the service has become a family contract.
        1. svp67
          svp67 April 27 2018 16: 13
          +1
          Quote: rotmistr60
          So ..... the service has become a family contract.

          Not without it, but there isn’t enough space for everyone and there’s a selection
          Quote: rotmistr60
          So the Swiss Guard probably already lives settled in the Vatican

          No, they are invited staff there, families in Switzerland
    2. Lopatov
      Lopatov April 27 2018 16: 38
      +2
      According to rumors, the Swiss army in the expanded state is equal in number to American peacetime. And again, according to rumors, Switzerland has one of the most effective reservist training systems in the world.
  4. Dormidont
    Dormidont April 27 2018 16: 03
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    Did you decide to fight with Liechtenstein?
    1. Sergey985
      Sergey985 April 27 2018 17: 12
      +1
      Is funny Have you noticed that starting from squad and platoon drones are attached? And we have????
  5. san4es
    san4es April 27 2018 16: 07
    +2
    Polish UAV Mini FlyEye UAV
    hi
    As a means of monitoring and information on the subject of research on unmanned aircraft model Flytronic FlyEye applied electro-high resolution camera equipped with an infrared sensor, which allows to use the drone in daytime and at night, as well as a laser rangefinder that allows you to record the exact distance to each individual object.
    Length: 1,9 m .;
    Wingspan: 3,6 m .;
    Height: 0,46 m .;
    Maximum takeoff weight: 11 kg .;
    Cruising flight speed: 100 km \ h .;
    Maximum flight speed: 120 km \ h .;
    Maximum flight distance: 50 km .;
    Maximum flight height: 4000 m .;
    aircraft engine type: Electric;
  6. impostor
    impostor April 27 2018 16: 10
    +2
    I do not see the slightest reason for mockery
    https://topwar.ru/86216-mini-i-mikro-bespilotnye-
    letatelnye-apparaty.html
  7. Imobile
    Imobile April 27 2018 17: 14
    +1
    On Ali you can see, there are also free delivery wink
  8. Imobile
    Imobile April 27 2018 17: 16
    +1
    Quote: cedar
    Get ready, dear, to reflect the attacks of mini UAVs ...
    Everything goes to the fact that soon a swarm of flies, a flock of birds, a cloud of midges will cause panic among the population and the military alert in the army ...
    Preventively chop everything that flies; from comoros, dragonflies, etc. trifles, to birds, like the Chinese sparrows and we go nuts completely.
    And we are getting ready, we deliver C400 to the troops
  9. Slovak
    Slovak April 27 2018 18: 23
    +1
    The main task of the Swiss UAV is to bring a pack of francs from point A to point B
  10. Lynx33
    Lynx33 April 28 2018 13: 13
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    And let the slingshot be chosen instead of the machine. wassat