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Rosatom will have a huge unmanned airship


Rosatom made an order for an unmanned airship lens, the diameter of which is 50 meters. According to Director General of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise Dolgoprudnensky Automatics Design Bureau Viktor Golubyatnikov, it is planned to begin construction of the airship, the shape of which resembles a flying saucer, next year. As the constructors explain, this form of the airship was chosen not to resemble a UFO, but in order to improve controllability and reduce the effect of the wind.

The diameter of the unmanned airship for Rosatom will be 50 meters, its ceiling - 5 thousand meters, and the range - 800 kilometers. The unit will have a 4 turboprop engine, the approximate power of which will be 400 HP. According to Golubyatnikov, the airship will be equipped with equipment, with the help of which the operator will be able to direct the flight of this airship from a distance of one hundred kilometers.

As the designer said, the development work associated with the creation of an unmanned airship for Rosatom envisages the construction of a prototype, which will take about 2 of the year. The company has already created a model of a lens-shaped airship DP-27 ("Annuta") and today it is working out constructive and technological solutions, new systems. In the autumn of 2011, the airship "Anyuta" successfully took off (however, on a leash). The manufacturer of the airship on its website posted a video report about this event.

At the DP-27 is working out the control system of such an unmanned airship. Testing of a modified control system on a lens-shaped unmanned airship DP-27 is scheduled for the beginning of this fall, these tests will take place over the course of a month. According to Golubyatnikov, everything that will be tested at the “Anyuta” will “shift” to the “big” dirigible lens for Rosatom.

Such a dirigible lens will be able to observe, patrol large areas, control ground and airspace, sea surface, perform ice reconnaissance, escort ship caravans, conduct hydrographic and cartographic surveys, as well as carry out radar reconnaissance and retransmit the telecommunication signal.

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  1. Igor
    Igor 4 June 2012 08: 45
    its ceiling is 5 thousand meters, and its range is 800 kilometers. The device will have 4 turboprop engines, the approximate power of which will be 400 hp.

    4 engines with a power of 400 hp each one has 1600 hp. !!! With such an engine, it will probably be able to accelerate to 300 km / h, like an UAV. Why our MO will not pay attention to this airship, because you can put reconnaissance equipment on it, and if you try a little also push ATGMs.
    1. Dr. Pilyulkin
      Dr. Pilyulkin 4 June 2012 14: 57
      Too noticeable and vulnerable to a scout, and even more so as a combat unit.
    2. felix1591
      felix1591 4 June 2012 15: 19
      why if it is created for civilian purposes. For MO, a UAV like Dozor-600 is better
      1. Igor
        Igor 4 June 2012 17: 42
        Quote: felix1591
        For MO, a UAV like Dozor-600 is better

        All the Shame-600,300,100 are no good.

        Quote: felix1591
        why if it is created for civilian purposes.

        It is well suited for reconnaissance and target designation.
    3. REPA1963
      REPA1963 4 June 2012 21: 35
      And a man of 200 paratroopers ..
      1. Aleksey67
        Aleksey67 6 June 2012 09: 32
        Honestly, the parameters are not impressive
        its ceiling is 5 thousand meters, and range - 800 kilometersat. The device will have 4 turboprop engines, the approximate power of which will be 400 hp. According to Golubyatnikov, the airship will be equipped with equipment with which an operator from a distance of one hundred kilometers will be able to direct the flight of this airship.

        Who can explain? It is that an airship is flying, and at a distance of 100 km from it an operator on a helicopter? Amers and Israelis already have remote control systems. Our intelligence and designers "can only pick a finger in the nose"?
    4. Ross
      Ross 6 June 2012 19: 37
      And for the UFO will pass. Super scout laughing
    5. Igorboss16
      Igorboss16 6 June 2012 22: 47
      if it was covered with solar panels and increased in size, then I think it would stay in the air in principle just for a record time, maybe for months, and this is good for a constant AWAC, it would be better if they adapted this development in the army, and I’ll wash it with fat furious, we hope that this direction will not be left without attention
  2. kotdavin4i
    kotdavin4i 4 June 2012 08: 56
    Well, if this "Huge" airship - then "Graf Zeppelin" - was generally megalithic, and why should an airship have 4 engines of 400 horses each? they decided to show aerobatics on it?
    1. Smirnov Vadim
      Smirnov Vadim 4 June 2012 09: 09
      Huge for drone
    2. luiswoo
      luiswoo 5 June 2012 00: 30
      Quote: kotdavin4i
      and what for an airship to have an 4 engine on 400 horses? they decided to show aerobatics on it?

      It seems that he should move freely in all directions, and how else he will be able to freeze when needed, not to drop an anchor, but there can be different winds - hence, probably, 1600 horses ..
  3. Young man
    Young man 4 June 2012 09: 08
    cool) I love airships, but it seems to me alone that he is some kind of ... uh, undersized or something in comparison with the same "Graf Zeppelin"? wink and it’s foolish to use it for reconnaissance - it’s too big, they will bring it down very quickly. it would be better if they came up with a normal drone. request
    1. Igor
      Igor 4 June 2012 09: 49
      Quote: Young man
      and it’s silly to use it for reconnaissance - too big

      And what will bring him down at an altitude of 5 km?
      1. Alexey Prikazchikov
        Alexey Prikazchikov 4 June 2012 13: 09
        Means of destruction are available. smile
        1. Igor
          Igor 4 June 2012 13: 45
          I mean the Papuans, how will they bring him down?
    2. Alexey Prikazchikov
      Alexey Prikazchikov 4 June 2012 13: 09
      In zeppelin, they used another gas, it is easier, but when it is connected with oxygen it explodes because the airships ended up badly. Now the use of this gas is prohibited by law because of such sizes as zeppelins now no one in the world does.
  4. anchonsha
    anchonsha 4 June 2012 09: 09
    Multifunctional device ... Good luck in its further development !!!
  5. Enjoy
    Enjoy 4 June 2012 09: 40
    It is too vulnerable for the military; the Yankees have recently abandoned such an idea. But in the civilian sphere, border guards or the Papuans to fight - a sweet deal!
    1. Redpartyzan
      Redpartyzan 4 June 2012 09: 46
      Well, the era of military airships ended in World War I. Now only for Rosatom and build them.
      1. Chicot 1
        Chicot 1 4 June 2012 23: 25
        Far from over ... American "blimps" perfectly performed the role of patrol and anti-submarine over the Atlantic coast of the United States ...
      2. viruskvartirus
        viruskvartirus 5 June 2012 10: 47
        Absolutely not a fact - "When the CIA balloons flew in the USSR, they found out that this is a very difficult target - the shell is broken into compartments and for reliable damage it is necessary to hit from an aircraft cannon more than 5 times. Radar guidance is impossible, and visually aim at the speed of a jet fighter in a small a stationary target in the sky is very difficult. " and the price is cheap. Of course, this is a balloon, not an airship, but ... Peresvet, a mobile reconnaissance complex designed for long-term holding (up to 15 days) at an altitude of up to 3 kilometers, of observation equipment, communications, early warning of enemy attacks and air support of ground operations is being tested.
        "The Ministry of Defense is interested in purchasing this equipment." "There is also a Puma, PA-200, a tethered balloon
        PA-50, tethered balloon
        PA-470, tethered balloon
        PA-1850, tethered balloon

        & s_area = top

        Highlights "In August 2009, the US Army plans to begin flight testing of a cruise missile detection, escort, and intercept balloon. Fox News reports that it will be the largest aircraft ever used by the US military in combat operations.

        The new weapons system is being developed as part of the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System (JLENS) program by Raytheon. The corresponding contract was received in December 2004, the value of which is about 1,4 billion. In the near future, the company plans to supply the military with two systems.

        JLENS, including 74 meter balloons, radar equipment, mobile parking and communication facilities. In December 2009 and in May 2010, according to a representative of the manufacturer, they will install radar equipment.

        The balloon will be used at an altitude of about three kilometers to detect and track cruise missiles within a radius of 200 km in all directions. The system will remain in the air for up to 30 days, followed by eight hours of maintenance on the ground.

        Currently, aircraft with radar equipment and ground-based systems are used to detect and track cruise missiles in the United States.However, the latter cannot detect rocket launches beyond the horizon and are sensitive to natural barriers in the form of mountains. Performing such tasks using airplanes requires a lot of effort and expense.
        1. Andrey_K
          Andrey_K 6 June 2012 01: 45
          And also, I read, there are proposals to use airships instead of satellites as repeaters of mobile communications in everything else.
          They are launched at an altitude of 20 km - there is a constant steady wind blowing - and this altitude is enough for everything that satellites do.
          Advantages - expensive rockets are not needed to launch, in which case, it easily descends to the ground for repair and maintenance.
          There are no clouds, so there is continuous charging from the sun.
          1. viruskvartirus
            viruskvartirus 6 June 2012 09: 24
            Also heard ... in my opinion a cool idea ...
  6. crossbow
    crossbow 4 June 2012 10: 04
    The project is a utopia, this airship will not do anything of the above, everything will be limited to a victorious report on the "innovations" so beloved by some people and advertising flights. Helicopters have long since assumed all the functions previously assigned to airships. forget.
    1. luiswoo
      luiswoo 4 June 2012 23: 46
      Quote: crossbow
      Helicopters have long since taken over all the functions assigned previously to airships

      Helicopters are good for everyone, but too gluttonous - the airship, theoretically, is able to patrol for days, which can not be said about planes, and even less about helicopters.
  7. Hey
    Hey 4 June 2012 10: 13
    And if you use dereably as object air defense? Raise the type of networks in the directions of approach of cruise missiles, which are suitable for the target at heights of up to 100 m.
    1. Commodus
      Commodus 4 June 2012 13: 06
      Barrage balloons. They are cheaper, they do not need engines, and if necessary with the help of a winch they can be lowered. Well and cheaper.
      An airship is a more expensive thing, after all, control equipment and engines are required.
  8. brr1
    brr1 4 June 2012 13: 44
    Americans seem to have recently experienced the AWACS variant, they were satisfied. Cheaper than an AWACS aircraft, in positional areas and above objects it can hang endlessly practically. Sees targets against the backdrop of the earth.
    1. ICT
      ICT 4 June 2012 16: 43
      Afghanistan: though I think so, it's still a balloon, but to carry
    2. ICT
      ICT 4 June 2012 16: 46
      Afghanistan: though I think so, it's still a balloon, but to carry
  9. Denzel13
    Denzel13 4 June 2012 16: 23
    Question on filling - what for goat button accordion? In the sense of a dewy airship. Apparently a guide to ride.
    1. ICT
      ICT 4 June 2012 16: 41
      Well, as I understand it, only to check the power lines, there are NO MORE IDEAS
  10. Artem111258
    Artem111258 4 June 2012 18: 03
    Denzel13 ... and the goat is an accordion! I completely agree!
  11. sergey261180
    sergey261180 4 June 2012 19: 13
    Such airships began to be developed long ago in the USSR. Only the dimensions were supposed to do much more. There was a project ALA-1500. 1500 is the payload in tons.
  12. Karmin
    Karmin 4 June 2012 21: 10
    Igor, why didn’t you please?
  13. mind1954
    mind1954 4 June 2012 21: 18
    There was an interesting project implemented under Yeltsin at the Moscow Aviation Institute.
    The same disk with helium, but under it a helicopter without blades and tail.
    During operation, the helicopter’s turbines provided hot air for
    increase in lift!
  14. Bashkaus
    Bashkaus 4 June 2012 21: 20
    HERE! I told you the other day, they have a great future and great potential, and I have minuses and minuses ((((
    By the way, here's another sphere of application: during the assault on the city, as in the good old days of the Great Patriotic War, lift them on ropes, let the attack helicopters engage in "slalom", though it is not entirely derezable.
  15. REPA1963
    REPA1963 4 June 2012 21: 32
    What the hell is he for? Gazpremu wipe his nose ... cool however ..
  16. mga04
    mga04 4 June 2012 22: 40
    And why is this toy Rosatom? To control power lines, an aircraft-type UAV is more efficient, and in any case, the layout shown would be sufficient. For the transport of structures (the same power transmission line supports), fifty meters of diameter may not be enough. I don’t understand yet.
  17. Chicot 1
    Chicot 1 4 June 2012 23: 28
    Let it be. If they order it, then it’s needed ... And the name of this prototype is very pretty ... smile
  18. dobry-ork
    dobry-ork 5 June 2012 01: 47
    Such an airship is most suitable for delivering bulky goods to hard-to-reach places. Of course, this can also be done with a helicopter, but in my opinion, helicopters are nevertheless more voracious than airships. By the way, in the magazine Popular Mechanics there was an article about such

    found this article
  19. Leksander
    Leksander 11 June 2012 23: 59
    Huge nano-airship.
  20. Honory
    Honory 29 March 2015 12: 43
    Is this form preferable to a classic cigar?