The Ministry of Defense plans to adopt a helicopter-type attack drone for joint combat operations with manned helicopters. UAV development is already underway. This is stated in the materials of the Research Center of the Central Research Institute of the Air Force (Research Center of the Central Research Institute of the Air Force), published during the Army-2020 forum.
According to the materials, the military department is developing a helicopter-type attack UAV, designed to work in conjunction with manned Russian helicopters. According to the plan of the military, the new drone should operate in tactical depth at a distance of 20-30 km. Other details of the development have not yet been reported.
An unmanned helicopter is being developed to interact with the army aviation... It is planned to conduct joint combat operations of manned and unmanned helicopters, which will solve reconnaissance and strike missions
- says the materials.
In addition, the drone being created will be in demand in the Naval navy to issue target designations. In the version for the Navy, according to the studies, the drone should weigh about 2,5 -3 tons and solve problems at the required distance from the ship.