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Meet Orion-E. The Kronstadt group introduced a shock drone

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The Russian Kronstadt group, which develops unmanned aerial vehicles, presented a prototype of the Orion-E medium-range drone, reports Popular Mechanics, citing Jane's publication.


Meet Orion-E. The Kronstadt group introduced a shock drone


According to published data, the Orion-E UAV, with a take-off weight of one ton, can carry a payload of 200 kg. According to the publication, on the drone used new 50-kilogram missiles of its own design "Kronstadt". In one load, the UAV can carry either four 50-kg missiles or two 100-kg ammunition of a different format. At the same time, data on proprietary missiles is not disclosed anywhere. In the basic configuration, the Orion-E with one 50-kg rocket can be airborne for one day at an altitude of 7,5 thousands of meters. In this case, the range is 250 kilometers.

The surveillance system installed on the Orion-E consists of two thermal imagers, a wide-angle television camera, and a laser rangefinder. In addition, it is possible to install other sensors, including an electronic reconnaissance system, a high-resolution camera or a radar. The design of the drone is collapsible, it is transported together with the technical support systems in the container.

Also, according to the publication, the Kronstadt group is developing a new version of the Orion-2 UAV with a 5 mass of five tons and a flight height of up to 12 thousand meters.
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https://www.popmech.ru/
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  1. Old bun
    Old bun 28 September 2018 14: 04
    +8
    Hooray comrades.
    Finally budged. As soon as the series are started and the bugs are fixed, it will be easier to design further.
    Yes, slowly. But we are moving.
    1. figwam
      figwam 28 September 2018 14: 06
      +4
      The first went ...
      1. poquello
        poquello 28 September 2018 14: 47
        +2
        there is a bulk carrier, very good
    2. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 28 September 2018 15: 08
      16
      Video to the news
  2. universe1
    universe1 28 September 2018 14: 06
    -6
    And it was possible not to copy the glider yourself know from anyone?
    1. Ural-4320
      Ural-4320 28 September 2018 14: 13
      17
      And then copying? Finding a piston aircraft at high altitude requires a large elongation wing. And the tail section is clearly lighter than the traditional one. Here is the whole secret in the similarity of designs. Solving a specific problem leads to similar results, as in the Tu-144 and Concord.
      And the Nazis used the long wing and V-shaped tail.
    2. 210ox
      210ox 28 September 2018 14: 14
      +2
      It’s possible, but not necessary. In our case. It’s necessary to take the best in this field, and affordable. Do not forget that many samples of Soviet weapons were rooted in foreign models. Recall at least P1 Korolev. Tu4 Tupoleva ..
      1. Kurare
        Kurare 28 September 2018 14: 45
        0
        Quote: 210ox
        Let us recall at least P1 Koroleva. Tu4 Tupoleva ..

        Here is a slightly different story: the task was to copy them (V-2 and B-29), and not to do something different. Further developments were already mine.
    3. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 28 September 2018 14: 22
      +8
      Quote: universe1
      And it was possible not to copy the glider yourself know from anyone?

      Sure. Choose your unparalleled worldwide the way, to take 3-5 years to try on this way to bring the performance characteristics of the UAV to the values ​​hammered in the technical specifications (to which they migrated from foreign counterparts), spit - and return to the schemes tested by practice. smile
      In addition, in the case of Orion-E, it was the time that was critical - our Air Force needs a strike UAV. "just yesterday".
      No better, do the same.
      © self-aware
    4. SSR
      SSR 28 September 2018 14: 23
      +8
      Quote: universe1
      And it was possible not to copy the glider yourself know from anyone?

      And now, in the presence of aerodynamic data, when modeling, computers produce almost the same data.
      Until new technologies and engines appear, everything will be approximately the same. IMHA
      It's like with a brickwork mold, the computer repeatedly produces a "brick" rectangle and weighs no more than 6-8 kg. (I'm already confusing the mass).
    5. Yujanin
      Yujanin 28 September 2018 14: 44
      +6
      And it was possible not to copy the glider yourself know from anyone?

      so why reinvent the wheel. All right! We wish the glider a successful flight!
    6. neri73-r
      neri73-r 28 September 2018 15: 49
      +3
      Quote: universe1
      And it was possible not to copy the glider yourself know from anyone?


      The laws of aerodynamics are equal for everyone! Therefore, externally, all aircraft of the same purpose are very similar.
  3. rudolff
    rudolff 28 September 2018 14: 18
    +1
    The tail unit is somehow gigantic against the background of a skinny fuselage.
  4. nikolas 83
    nikolas 83 28 September 2018 14: 20
    0
    The range is small, well, at least 3-5 thousand kilometers. Do not we still can not control from the satellite, like amers?
    1. faiver
      faiver 28 September 2018 14: 35
      +3
      Well this is a tactical UAV ...
    2. Tavrik
      Tavrik 28 September 2018 14: 45
      +2
      No. First you need to create a constellation of satellites. Then make compact satellite stations with phased arrays, because the parabola will not fit onboard the UAV, and even with the satellite ...
      1. Skay
        Skay 28 September 2018 15: 03
        +2
        because the parabola will not fit onboard the UAV, and even with the satellite ...

        we smoke materiel:
    3. Kurare
      Kurare 28 September 2018 14: 47
      +5
      Quote: nikolas 83
      Do not we still can not control from the satellite, like amers?

      To control from satellites, you must have them. Many US satellites are dual-use, i.e. have a closed channel for the military. Those. We need military and civilian cooperation to reduce the cost of the program.
      1. nikolas 83
        nikolas 83 28 September 2018 14: 53
        0
        I see. Thanks.
  5. StudentVK
    StudentVK 28 September 2018 14: 20
    0
    Catch up and overtake the Predator comrades !!!
  6. gig334
    gig334 28 September 2018 15: 24
    +2
    They represent a lot of things, a lot of hatred, but there is no mass production, it’s expensive. It is not clear where all the money goes. I think this drone will remain in one copy. And it will go into mass production sometime there. So I don’t see a reason for pomposity, like with the SU-57, like with the nuclear fleet, etc.
  7. Ural-4320
    Ural-4320 28 September 2018 15: 39
    0
    Quote: Kurare
    Quote: 210ox
    Let us recall at least P1 Koroleva. Tu4 Tupoleva ..

    Here is a slightly different story: the task was to copy them (V-2 and B-29), and not to do something different. Further developments were already mine.

    Well, the logic in this is ironic: to make flying in the form that the Germans have, and recalculating the B-29 to the metric system is faster than re-calculating. Moreover, both V-2 and B-29 are already on hand, and both flew.
  8. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 28 September 2018 16: 36
    0
    Well, finally, our unmanned aircraft began to acquire real features. Although I did not doubt our design school.
  9. denart50
    denart50 28 September 2018 16: 45
    0
    "In the basic configuration, Orion-E with one 50-kg rocket can stay in the air for one day at an altitude of 7,5 thousand meters. The range is 250 kilometers.".

    Ambush sniper hunter ...
  10. Bongo
    Bongo 28 September 2018 17: 07
    +2
    Meet Orion-E. The Kronstadt group introduced a shock drone

    The news is not the first freshness, the publication of this on VO was still 14 March.
    https://topwar.ru/137596-otechestvennaya-bespilotnaya-aviaciya-chast-3.html
  11. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 28 September 2018 18: 41
    0
    They wrote in the foreign press that you can use correctable 120mm mines.
  12. rruvim
    rruvim 28 September 2018 19: 49
    0
    Another modification of the IAI Searcher Israeli development. I hope that the decoders were replaced by domestic ...
  13. Chisxnumxdiman
    Chisxnumxdiman 28 September 2018 20: 57
    0
    The radius is 250 km. When in the air for 24 hours, the radius is rather weak, and the bomb load is weak.