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The first batch of serial drones "Orion" will enter the army before the end of the year

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The Orion reconnaissance UAV, developed by the Kronstadt group of companies, has been put into serial production. This was announced by the CEO of the company Sergey Bogatikov.


The first batch of serial drones "Orion" will enter the army before the end of the year


As the general director explained, an installation party of drones is being prepared for delivery to the armed forces under the contract concluded with the Ministry of Defense. The company has organized mass production of drones and is working on the creation of large-scale production. The first batch for the Russian army will be ready and delivered before the end of this year.

What is being prepared for delivery now is more of an installation batch, but this is already the first serial contract. We are now starting work on creating a large-scale production, on which it will be possible to build up to seven such complexes a year - these are about 30 drones

- Bogatikov explained, adding that each kit will include from 3 to 6 drones, depending on the tasks.

As previously reported, the Orion reconnaissance UAV of a long duration was created as part of the Rocket Launcher, under a contract with the Ministry of Defense. The reconnaissance drone was tested in Syria.

The maximum take-off weight of the drone is 1100 kg, the payload weight is 250 kg. The length of the apparatus is 8 m, the wingspan is 16 m, and the flight duration is 24 hours. On production samples, the Russian APD-110 / 120 engine with an AB-115 twin-blade propeller with a diameter of 1,9 meter should be installed. A set of reconnaissance equipment is installed on the drone.

To give Orion the functions of an impact UAV, OKB Aviaavtomatika LLC (Kursk) specifically for the UAV, a new aviation armament complex was developed, which includes three guided bombs - one 25 kg caliber and two 50 kg caliber. As part of the Army forum -2018 "company" Kronstadt "introduced a control unit specially developed for" Orion " weapons and a proprietary ammunition prototype weighing up to 50 kg.
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  1. Thrifty
    Thrifty 30 August 2019 12: 45
    +2
    Well, let's hope it really moved for the better! That's just the question, but which
    Does he fly now?
    1. Nevsky_ZU
      Nevsky_ZU 30 August 2019 12: 59
      +5
      30 drones per year, that's good.
      To give Orion the functions of a strike UAV, OKB Aviaavtomatika LLC (Kursk) developed a new complex of aviation weapons specially for the UAV, which includes three samples of guided bombs - one 25 kg caliber and two 50 kg each. -2018 "Kronstadt" company presented a weapon control unit and a prototype of an ammunition of its own design weighing up to 50 kg, specially designed for Orion.

      hi love crying good
      1. VO3A
        VO3A 1 September 2019 20: 40
        -1
        Very primitive article. The author did not even want to see the open information ...
        Specified export version features:
        https://bmpd.livejournal.com/2928862.html
        There is much more information .... And most importantly,
        In the front compartment there is a gyro-stabilized optical-electronic viewing and retrieval system (MOES) developed by the Moscow-based NPK SPP based on the Argos platform, supplied by the South African affiliate of Airbus with DS Optronics. The MOES system has a diameter of 410 mm and a mass of 56 kg. It consists of two thermal imaging cameras with a variable angular field, a wide-angle television camera and a laser range finder / target designator. MOES can detect and track targets for guided weapons in automatic mode.

        The range of work with exchange information in real time (or rather close to real ???) 250 km in the export version and 350 in the base ....
        Not enough for such a machine .... Well, nothing is provided for working in the complex as a part of LSI ... Although the technologies have been worked out, the composites, including the brains, are mainly ours and move ... There are achievements, but there are no complexes. ....
        1. VO3A
          VO3A 1 September 2019 20: 53
          -1
          The Orion UAV provides information with the determination of the coordinates of objects in a time scale close to real and is intended for air patrolling, additional reconnaissance of ground objects in order to provide target designation and fire adjustment, assess the results of strikes and topographic reconnaissance of the terrain.

          https://vpk.name/library/f/orion-bpla.html
    2. Protos
      Protos 2 September 2019 14: 00
      0
      With our diesel 550ls!
  2. _Ugene_
    _Ugene_ 30 August 2019 12: 52
    -6
    We are now starting work on creating a large-scale production, on which it will be possible to build up to seven such complexes a year - these are about 30 drones

    30 pieces per year is a large-scale production? And now they are manually cutting every detail with a hacksaw for metal or what?
    1. Nevsky_ZU
      Nevsky_ZU 30 August 2019 13: 01
      -1
      Quote: _Ugene_
      We are now starting work on creating a large-scale production, on which it will be possible to build up to seven such complexes a year - these are about 30 drones

      30 pieces per year is a large-scale production? And now they are manually cutting every detail with a hacksaw for metal or what?

      As I understand it, the manufacturer is not from the aviation industry club, but some major IP subcontractor of Kronstadt who won the tender.
      1. VO3A
        VO3A 1 September 2019 21: 08
        -1
        Exactly:
        on the Argos platform, supplied by the South African subsidiary of Airbus by DS Optronics.

        Probably more than 30 a year do not give, and engines our New piece by piece finish?
    2. KVU-NSVD
      KVU-NSVD 30 August 2019 13: 15
      +2
      Quote: _Ugene_
      30 pieces a year is a large-scale production?

      For the first time we received guarantees for an order from the Moscow Region for such products, we began to expand production in accordance with the volume of the ordered, more orders will go - they will expand production. This is the logic of a fairly young company - there will be confidence in volumes, there will be the content of a large plant. If the state now will guarantee further orders, even though Aviastar 2.0 will also start at once to build.
    3. DimerVladimer
      DimerVladimer 30 August 2019 14: 34
      -1
      Quote: _Ugene_
      30 pieces per year is a large-scale production? And now they are manually cutting every detail with a hacksaw for metal or what?


      For comparison, the Russian-Israeli Outpost (IAI Searcher) delivered about 2017 Forpost systems from imported components to the troops by the end of the 30 year (the price of the 1 UAV is about 6 million dollars at producer prices, only the optics unit costs about 1 million dollars).
      2 UAV lost in Syria (one shot down over Israeli air defense), 5 pieces lost in Dombas (numbers 905, 915, 916, 920 and 923).
      1. lwxx
        lwxx 30 August 2019 15: 05
        +1
        According to some sources, we are second only to the UAV in terms of the number of UAVs.
      2. Nevsky_ZU
        Nevsky_ZU 30 August 2019 16: 29
        0
        Quote: DimerVladimer
        Quote: _Ugene_
        30 pieces per year is a large-scale production? And now they are manually cutting every detail with a hacksaw for metal or what?


        For comparison, the Russian-Israeli Outpost (IAI Searcher) delivered about 2017 Forpost systems from imported components to the troops by the end of the 30 year (the price of the 1 UAV is about 6 million dollars at producer prices, only the optics unit costs about 1 million dollars).
        2 UAV lost in Syria (one shot down over Israeli air defense), 5 pieces lost in Dombas (numbers 905, 915, 916, 920 and 923).

        Your information is out of date. UAV Forpost this year is fully localized from domestic components. On the account that they shot down in the area of ​​the Dutch heights, which Israel considers to be its own. It's true. On account of the fact that they shot down in the Donbass. By the way, it’s correct to write Donbass, and not like you, I have not seen such information. In the photo, I do not see where it is. The situation for any post-Soviet republic.
        1. VO3A
          VO3A 1 September 2019 20: 45
          -1
          Storyteller, not localized, but will begin to be published at the end of the year with the name "Outpost-R" ... To want and be able to different things ...
      3. _Ugene_
        _Ugene_ 30 August 2019 17: 19
        +1
        it was in 2017, now they say that 100% localization, although it’s hard to believe about electronic stuffing, it's still imported
  3. Sergei 777
    Sergei 777 30 August 2019 13: 02
    +2
    I've been waiting for news on Orion for a long time. Medium UAVs are irreplaceable in the army, especially with striking capabilities.
    1. Nevsky_ZU
      Nevsky_ZU 30 August 2019 13: 07
      +3
      Quote: Sergey 777
      I've been waiting for news on Orion for a long time. Medium UAVs are irreplaceable in the army, especially with striking capabilities.

      And do not say. I’ve been since the time of the CTO in the North Caucasus, and in the late zeros and tenths. Enough of our boys of the Russian Guard or the FSB once a year, but lose in the green of the Caucasus. We will be on top of all fans of the forbidden ISIS to see with the help of a thermal imager and delicately bomb in difficult to reach areas of the mountains.
    2. sivuch
      sivuch 30 August 2019 14: 34
      +2
      for barmaley. However, now most of the conflicts are anti-harmony.
  4. loki565
    loki565 30 August 2019 13: 11
    -5
    Three samples of guided bombs - one caliber 25 kg

    The caliber is already measured in kg?))) Well, okay, 25kg, if you hit it, it can completely destroy the enemy’s equipment.
    1. Nevsky_ZU
      Nevsky_ZU 30 August 2019 13: 18
      +3
      Quote: loki565
      Three samples of guided bombs - one caliber 25 kg

      The caliber is already measured in kg?))) Well, okay, 25kg, if you hit it, it can completely destroy the enemy’s equipment.

      Of course, I do not want to fantasize and write nonsense. But imagine, suddenly, magically, they would have appeared in August of 1999 of the year. If only Khatab and Basayev would have been tortured to hide. And other fighters would stop grouping. Oh, how many lives would be saved ...
    2. aszzz888
      aszzz888 30 August 2019 13: 28
      +3
      loki565 Today, 13: 11
      Caliber is measured in kg?)))

      At least not in meters ... hi
      The name of the bomb consists of the type of bomb (FAB-250M-46), her caliber in kilograms (FAB-250М-46), models by the year of adoption (FAB-250М-46 - model 1946 of the year) and additionally (not always) an indication of its mass - if it differs significantly from the caliber (OFAB-250-270, FAB- 1500-2600TS) and / or design features of a bomb or its production technology (FAB-500Т - heat-resistant, FAB-1500-2600TS - thick-walled, FAB-100сч - steel cast iron, FAB-1000сl - steel casting), or commercial use (KA 500С-Э - export).
    3. Piramidon
      Piramidon 30 August 2019 13: 48
      +4
      Quote: loki565
      Caliber is measured in kg?)))

      And what else?
      The caliber of an aircraft bomb is its mass, expressed in kg. Depending on the type and mass of aircraft bombs are conventionally divided into bombs of small, medium and large caliber. In high-explosive and armor-piercing aircraft bombs, bombs weighing less than 100 kg belong to the small caliber, 250-500 kg to the medium, and 1000 kg to the large. In fragmentation, high-explosive, incendiary and anti-submarine aircraft bombs, respectively, to small - less than 50 kg, medium - 50-100 kg, large - more than 100 kg. Min. caliber of existing aerial bombs less than 0,5 kg; maximum - 20 t
  5. Voyager
    Voyager 30 August 2019 13: 21
    +10
    Just yesterday at the MAKS considered) Foreigners very actively rubbed nearby.


  6. Alex_Bora
    Alex_Bora 30 August 2019 17: 26
    +3
    Just 3 days ago, our "zhurnoshlyu_hi" posted an article on VO: https://topwar.ru/161761-gruppa-kronshtadt-predstavila-na-maks-2019-tri-perspektivnyh-bpla.html
    where they wrote that the "Kronstadt" group "positions" its drones only as civilians. They say they do not have a license for military equipment.
    Enrage such authors. Absolute unprofessionalism ...
    And "Kronstadt" is great, yes.
  7. Nevsky_ZU
    Nevsky_ZU 31 August 2019 04: 54
    +1
    Something in this thread is not enough comments. It seems like great news)
    1. VO3A
      VO3A 1 September 2019 20: 56
      -1
      Read my above ....
  8. Protos
    Protos 2 September 2019 18: 56
    0
    Well done, that brought a great car to the series! hi
    Avionics - ours.
    Glider (composites and AMG) - our
    Optical and thermal imaging system - our
    Drives of management - ours
    The diesel engine is ours
    Unlike expensive products of "light elves" it does not need relay stations around the world, it can be used from unpaved runways and eats cheap jet fuel!
    yes