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The Ministry of Defense signed a contract for serial deliveries of the Orion drone

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The Ministry of Defense signed a contract for serial deliveries of the Orion drone

The Russian military department has signed a contract for serial production and delivery of the Orion long-duration unmanned aerial vehicle. This was announced by Nikolay Dolzhenkov, general designer of the Kronstadt development company.


Details of the agreement concluded between the Defense Ministry and the Kronstadt company were not disclosed. The company clarified that at the moment Orion is the only large-size drone of domestic development, which has already passed the first stage of state tests. Until the end of this year, the drone should receive the letter O1.

Recall that the Defense Ministry received the first batch of three Orion drones for experimental military operation in April this year. The military tested the drone, including in Syria. After test flights, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation had additional wishes that were not originally included in the terms of reference. Therefore, the UAVs were returned to the Kronstadt group of companies for revision.

The main feature of the new aircraft is the long duration of flights. The UAV is capable of staying in the air at maximum load for up to 24 hours. Flight altitude - 7,5 thousand meters. The maximum payload of the drone is 200 kg in the reconnaissance version, in the shock version it can reach 450 kg. In particular, the new drone is capable of carrying four missiles on board.

Orion was created by the Kronstadt company as part of the Inokhodets development project under a contract with the Ministry of Defense. It is assumed that it will be supplied to the troops in two versions: reconnaissance and shock.
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  1. Grazdanin
    Grazdanin 23 August 2020 12: 43 New
    14
    Better late than never. A question of quantity and timing.
    1. Cyril G ...
      Cyril G ... 23 August 2020 12: 49 New
      12
      Good news. Now there will be a zero series, so to speak, and extensive military tests. In general, the main question. WHAT'S ABOUT THE MOTOR?
      Has the APD-110/120 series really gone?
      1. The comment was deleted.
      2. Orange
        Orange bigg 23 August 2020 12: 58 New
        15
        On serial domestic engine APD-120 of "Agat" company.
        Follow the link below for more information about the Orion UAV. There is even a photo of the control center. There is a lot of video on the drone.
        The ECO module is responsible for electronic vision, which includes: a thermal imaging camera with a variable angular field, a television camera with a variable angular field, a wide-angle television camera, a laser rangefinder and a target designator.

        On board there is also an MF-2 radar with an active phased antenna array (AFAR), developed specifically for Orion by the Fazotron enterprise. The avionics also include: an information management system, a satellite navigation system, an automatic control system and a diagnostic system for built-in equipment.

        The Rotax 914 engine is used as a power plant on the pre-production UAVs, and the domestic APD-120 engine of the Agat company is used on the serial ones.

        https://zen.yandex.ru/media/id/5f20a49cf01f506fcb80c60b/udarnyi-bpla-orion-neujeli-dojdalis-5f3713ed3084080be7e93239
      3. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt 23 August 2020 16: 15 New
        -20
        Quote: Grazdanin
        Better late than never. A question of quantity and timing.
        No time frame, two decades have passed. D W A !! When an electrician can't get the light to you for 20 years, what are you doing with him? all at once
        1. Temples
          Temples 26 August 2020 13: 19 New
          -2
          Quote: Thunderbolt
          What are you doing with him.? That's right, you kill.

          Stormbreaker, your mom, dad was ...
          Why so angry? laughing
    2. VO3A
      VO3A 23 August 2020 13: 01 New
      -9
      A question of quantity and timing.

      The question of the range of work with the exchange of information in real time in both variants ... This is the most important thing. If the author did not indicate the most basic parameter of the performance characteristics for the UAV, then a naive person can assume that we have an area of ​​such coverage for the exchange of information and control of the entire Earth with satellite communication channels, like pi_ndos! But this is far from the case! UAV with long duration of flights that flies over your head is of no value and does not differ in any way from a children's toy with a remote control and a tablet with a picture from a video camera that a stupid general looks at with affection and which is no longer used ... Or we have this one The UAV indirectly transmits coordinates to the guidance system of a hypersonic missile ... In this case, the question arises about the coverage range for such a UAV ...
      1. Grazdanin
        Grazdanin 23 August 2020 13: 24 New
        -28
        Quote: VO3A
        that we have a zone of such coverage for the exchange of information and control of the entire Earth with satellite communication channels, like the pi_ndos! But this is far from the case!

        Uryaklam, this information is useless. In any case, it will be "unparalleled in the world"
        But the main thing is that it starts to appear. The good old radio channel for transmission has not yet been canceled. It is clear that this does not make sense against any regular army, but we are at war with "partisans" in the main. A very necessary car for Syria.
        1. Orange
          Orange bigg 23 August 2020 13: 51 New
          19
          But this information is just right for crying people.
        2. Zaurbek
          Zaurbek 25 August 2020 10: 08 New
          +1
          But it went against the Syrian army ... in Afghanistan and Syria it would have saved many Russian lives.
      2. slipped
        slipped 23 August 2020 13: 41 New
        24
        Quote: VO3A
        that we have a zone of such coverage for the exchange of information and control of the entire Earth with satellite communication channels, like the pi_ndos! But this is far from the case!


        Last year we fully deployed the global military space communications system with four heavy satellites in the geostationary orbit Blagovest.



        We have deployed a military satellite communications system based on six highly elliptical satellites "Meridian-M":



        We have fully deployed the Luch-5 repeater satellites system:

        1. VO3A
          VO3A 23 August 2020 14: 25 New
          -9
          So all for it !!! Now let's clarify the essence. It's not about satellites, not about UAVs, and not even about modern communication channels and information exchange ... The main thing is Combat Information Systems operating in real time, allowing you to detect, identify and destroy targets in real time ... Let not global , not strategic, even tactical! But they are not! No, even in Syria, we do not have such, from the word at all ... We do not touch air defense ... We rush with AI, with robots, with Warriors, with ACCS (for ruins with stripes) ... All this is needed but then ... we have no Combat Information Systems, there are no informational, computational, structural components of such systems ... All components are separate, but together there is nothing ?! How can this be? Why? Is this the stupidity of the leadership, sabotage, the result of the actions of enemy intelligence? Why not ? Twenty years ago, Putin ordered these systems to be created! They were supposed to be launched and deployed in the army before 2020! Where are they ?
          1. slipped
            slipped 23 August 2020 14: 45 New
            16
            Quote: VO3A
            So all for it !!! Now let's clarify the essence. It's not about satellites


            Wow, how quickly we get off topic. laughing There are satellites, but it's not about them. laughing

            Quote: VO3A
            Combat Information Systems operating in real time, allowing to detect, identify and destroy targets in real time ...


            All remote systems operate in real time.

            Quote: VO3A
            No, even in Syria, we don't have such, from the word at all ...


            There is. There are Russian unmanned aerial vehicles in Khmeimim.



            Quote: VO3A
            Where are they ?


            In the army. laughing
            1. VO3A
              VO3A 23 August 2020 14: 59 New
              -9
              Wow, how quickly we get off topic.

              There is. There are Russian unmanned aerial vehicles in Khmeimim.

              Key word "AVAILABLE"!
              And it should be like this:
              - UAVs cover the entire area of ​​Syria in real time, can be used
              satellite reconnaissance systems, electronic surveillance systems, simply
              stationary posts of technical supervision, etc., all included in the LSI;
              - the coordinates of the detected and identified targets are transmitted to
              real-time guidance systems for artillery systems, missile systems, systems
              helicopters, aircraft systems, attack UAVs, ships, ... that are in standby mode;
              - targets are destroyed in real time with confirmation.

              I think that I did not reveal the military secret ...
              It should be like this yesterday ...
              1. slipped
                slipped 23 August 2020 15: 16 New
                13
                Quote: VO3A
                I think that I did not reveal the military secret ...


                that you just don't know her. laughing
                1. VO3A
                  VO3A 23 August 2020 15: 35 New
                  -10
                  Wow, how quickly we get off topic
                  1. slipped
                    slipped 23 August 2020 15: 42 New
                    +6
                    maybe you also need a saucer with a blue border? lol
        2. Tavrik
          Tavrik 23 August 2020 20: 08 New
          -7
          The pictures are valid, but VO3A is right.
          1. slipped
            slipped 23 August 2020 20: 12 New
            +1
            Quote: Tavrik
            The pictures are valid, but VO3A is right.


            Behind each such "picture" are real space systems. Which are currently being used.
    3. Ivan Ivanov_6
      Ivan Ivanov_6 23 August 2020 14: 02 New
      -25
      Is this this one? So it falls off!
      1. Grazdanin
        Grazdanin 23 August 2020 14: 07 New
        12
        So what? Any technique breaks down, especially during trials.
  2. svp67
    svp67 23 August 2020 12: 43 New
    12
    The Ministry of Defense signed a contract for serial deliveries of the Orion drone
    "The ice has broken ..."
    1. Eldorado
      Eldorado 23 August 2020 13: 25 New
      +4
      The right bird! wink
  3. Lumpen
    Lumpen 23 August 2020 12: 49 New
    -9
    Whose "classmate" is this?
    1. Grazdanin
      Grazdanin 23 August 2020 12: 58 New
      -10
      MQ-1 Reaper
      1. Lumpen
        Lumpen 23 August 2020 13: 06 New
        -9
        MQ-9 which?
        1. Grazdanin
          Grazdanin 23 August 2020 13: 13 New
          -4
          Quote: Lumpen
          MQ-9 which?

          I wrote it wrong. I haven't got coffee yet.
          MQ-1 Predator Analogue of its Orion
          MQ-9 Reaper approaches him Altius
    2. donavi49
      donavi49 23 August 2020 13: 05 New
      +6
      anki-s

      martyr 129

      limited to the old traitor

      and WingLong
  4. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 23 August 2020 12: 58 New
    +9
    Down and Out trouble started. A necessary, very necessary "bird" ... We must protect people ...
  5. APASUS
    APASUS 23 August 2020 14: 03 New
    -5
    3 units are not enough for the Army. These three can only be sent to Syria. Even taking into account external contracts, the Americans released MQ-9 Reaper - 270 units, MQ-1 / RQ-1 Predator - 360 units.
    For the MO, anyway, we need around 100
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 23 August 2020 14: 48 New
      +5
      Quote: APASUS
      Not enough 3 pieces for the Army

      Do you think that production will stop on three units or are you engaged in trolling? Or have you missed everything else about that
      Ministry of Defense signed serial delivery contract drone "Orion"
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 23 August 2020 16: 06 New
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        Quote: Piramidon
        Quote: APASUS
        Not enough 3 pieces for the Army

        Do you think that production will stop on three units or are you engaged in trolling? Or have you missed everything else about that
        Ministry of Defense signed serial delivery contract drone "Orion"

        Sounds somewhat abstract. The series can be 3-5-50-500 cars
  6. Orkraider
    Orkraider 23 August 2020 14: 08 New
    +7
    Well, if you don't start, then there won't be and how to continue. And Orion, to be honest, I liked the most, glad to order it.
    I will add that its most important value is not in its shock capabilities. Eyes, eyes, and of course correction we need.
    1. VyacheSeymour
      VyacheSeymour 23 August 2020 16: 31 New
      -2
      I will add that its most important value is not in its shock capabilities. Eyes, eyes, and of course correction we need.

      With such dimensions: "eyes, eyes"? -And maybe something easier and cheaper?
  7. senima56
    senima56 23 August 2020 14: 28 New
    +4
    It is high time to acquire a shock UAV so that they would kill the "barmaley"! good
    And not to substitute our pilots under their MANPADS and machine guns! hi
  8. VyacheSeymour
    VyacheSeymour 23 August 2020 15: 15 New
    0
    The main feature of the new aircraft is the long duration of flights. The UAV is capable of staying in the air at maximum load for up to 24 hours. Flight altitude - 7,5 thousand meters. The maximum payload of the drone is 200 kg in the reconnaissance version, in the shock version it can reach 450 kg.

    Oh, twofold feelings of cheyto overwhelm me ... - are they lying, or are they telling lies? ... LINK: duration of flight, its height and
    load ... - at empty, at 200 kg and at 450 kg - constant values?
    1. Grazdanin
      Grazdanin 23 August 2020 15: 20 New
      0
      Quote: VyacheSeymour
      at empty, at 200 kg and at 450 kg - is the value constant?

      Of course not. It depends on many factors. Most likely 450 kg with the reconnaissance equipment removed, fly to the target and back. Without loitering in the area and working at maximum height. For this class, this is the norm.
      1. VyacheSeymour
        VyacheSeymour 23 August 2020 16: 18 New
        -4
        But what about the 24th hour? - empty?
      2. VyacheSeymour
        VyacheSeymour 23 August 2020 16: 21 New
        -4
        Most likely 450 kg with the reconnaissance equipment removed, fly to the target and back

        Isn't it easier to work out kamikaze using OTR and UAV?
    2. VyacheSeymour
      VyacheSeymour 23 August 2020 16: 24 New
      -1
      Most likely 450 kg with the reconnaissance equipment removed, fly to the target and back. Without loitering in the area and working at maximum height. For this class, this is the norm.

      For this class of norms: -Barge,
      discover, destroy! .. and back.
  9. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 23 August 2020 16: 38 New
    -3
    Oh, like the goldfinches, they babbled. Very necessary, but let's - come on, orangutan of the air forces. I have nothing against, I have against goats,
  10. Metlik
    Metlik 24 August 2020 11: 50 New
    -1
    In the meantime, the Ministry of Defense will come up with more and more new requirements, several more of our officers will be killed in Syria. These UAVs are needed now. Launch a series, once the tests are passed, and then upgrade.