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In Russia, began testing a new drone for radar and radio intelligence

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A new modification of the Russian Orion reconnaissance drone has entered the flight test stage. The new UAV was developed on the basis of the reconnaissance and strike version of the drone.


The new drone for radar and radio-technical reconnaissance is equipped with an onboard ventral radar that allows reconnaissance of ground targets, including by radiation sources, for example, to detect air defense systems. In addition, it can perform target designation functions and direct combat to a target. Aviation or rockets. The developers have provided for the introduction of a new drone into the reconnaissance and strike contour of a unified tactical control system.

According to a source in the OPK, which is referred to by RIA News, the drone was developed on the basis of the reconnaissance and strike version of the Orion UAV. The characteristics of the new complex are not disclosed, but should not differ greatly from the basic version. As previously reported, Orion was created by the Kronstadt company as part of the Inokhodets development project under a contract with the Ministry of Defense. The UAV is capable of staying in the air at maximum load for up to 24 hours. Flight altitude - 7,5 thousand meters. The drone has a maximum payload of 200 kg and a cruising speed of 200 km / h.

Currently, the new drone has entered the flight test stage, other details are not yet available.

Recall that the company is currently completing the construction of a plant for the production of unmanned aerial vehicles in Dubna near Moscow. Initially, the opening of production was planned in November 2021, but then it was postponed to the end of the year. It is planned that after the opening of production, the company will begin serial production of the entire line of drones, including drums.
Photos used:
https://vk.com/kronshtadtcompany
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  1. Bear
    Bear 19 December 2021 07: 31
    +11
    Great news! We do not have so many radar weapons in the tactical echelon. God forbid to quickly pass the tests and start the series. Such "birds", as well as repeaters of communication channels of combat control systems and data transmission, are very important. We hope that the "elder brother" "Helios" will soon catch up - a significant support for AWACS.
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    2. URAL72
      URAL72 19 December 2021 07: 46
      +6
      Yes, lately there has been a lot of good news about the development of UAVs in Russia. The new plant would be completed faster. How many lines are there? How many and what types will be produced?
      1. KCA
        KCA 19 December 2021 08: 01
        +5
        How many lines I don’t know, here is a photo of a shed spring or summer
        1. Errr
          Errr 19 December 2021 08: 55
          +5
          Quote: KCA
          How many lines I don’t know, here is a photo of a shed spring or summer
          This photo was taken in September.
          https://vpk.name/images/i550423.html?p=4
          About 8 months have passed since the beginning of construction at that time.
          https://vpk.name/news/550422_stroitelstvo_ao_kronshtadt_zavoda_po_proizvodstvu_bespilotnyh_letatelnyh_apparatov_v_dubne.html
          Not sickly so during this time "shed" ( lol ) raised. good
        2. tralflot1832
          tralflot1832 19 December 2021 09: 49
          +2
          The next year, in the plan from the plant in Dubna, 45 pieces, by the way, the head office from the "Onyx Castle" moved closer to production.
        3. Boa kaa
          Boa kaa 20 December 2021 00: 04
          +2
          Quote: KCA
          here is a photo of the shed

          And in vain you speak so disparagingly of the block-modular method of industrial construction! As a former builder, I am telling you this. The essence of the method is that a site is selected, all engineering communications are carried out and laid, the concrete base of the building is poured along with embedded parts (metal structures), metal is placed on them. columns and floors. This is how a metal frame "skeleton" of an industrial building is created, inside of which room dividers are made ... Outside, all this is sheathed with sandwich panels. Windows and doors, ventilation system are installed. Air heaters provide heating and microclimate. The equipment is installed through walls that have not yet been installed ... Easy and convenient. And most importantly - quickly and inexpensively, and the view is modern, respectable ...
          The construction time has been halved because this is already an industrial construction method like a Lego constructor, according to standard designs.
      2. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 19 December 2021 08: 07
        +1
        Who cares about this photo from the Instagram of Kronstadt. In the photo there is a part of the wing of the second UAV. There is another photo, there is a part of the fairing of the second UAV, I did not find any similarities with the products of Kronstadt, but the Turkish one? wassat bully
        1. Lionnvrsk
          Lionnvrsk 19 December 2021 08: 43
          +3
          Quote: tralflot1832
          The photo shows part of the wing of the second UAV.

          It looks like this is the wing of the Diamond DA42 trainer, which was assembled at the Ural Civil Aviation Plant. yes
          1. tralflot1832
            tralflot1832 19 December 2021 10: 18
            0
            Most likely you are right, there is a cockpit canopy on the 6th photo in a hundred grams.
            1. tralflot1832
              tralflot1832 19 December 2021 10: 25
              0
              The Austrian engine AE 300 168 l / s should be replaced by 2024 with the Russian APD 200, which is currently being developed.
        2. tralflot1832
          tralflot1832 19 December 2021 08: 45
          +1
          I apologize on VKontakte there are 6 photos.
  2. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 19 December 2021 07: 39
    +4
    Yesterday they showed a video. In Crimea, Orion's UAV destroyed a helicopter UAV from a distance of 4 km. The rezdyn looks great, probably at the request of VO readers.
    1. Lionnvrsk
      Lionnvrsk 19 December 2021 08: 46
      +3
      Quote: tralflot1832
      In Crimea, Orion's UAV destroyed a helicopter UAV

      Well, yes, I banged him with an ATGM! yes
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 19 December 2021 10: 34
        +1
        X UAV, based on the Cornet range up to 10 km? hi
        1. Lionnvrsk
          Lionnvrsk 19 December 2021 10: 46
          +2
          Quote: tralflot1832
          Cornet based

          Well, to be exact to the end, then on the basis of Kornet-D! yes
  3. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 19 December 2021 07: 50
    +2
    Found where the photos were taken. Kronstadt near Ryazan built a VCI, consisting of two hangars 30 × 30 m. So the sample is flying. Construction began in May, the airfield is available.
  4. askort154
    askort154 19 December 2021 08: 59
    +4
    Since 2019 3 pcs. were tested in Syria.
  5. Barberry25
    Barberry25 19 December 2021 09: 59
    +1
    The good news is that drones are cheaper than expensive Elahs to drive in search of targets.
  6. riwas
    riwas 19 December 2021 10: 13
    +4
    They wrote about this before:
    Work on the creation of an AWACS drone was carried out at the Yakovlev Design Bureau under the leadership of Nikolai Dolzhenkov back in the early 1990s.
    The unmanned complex has the ability to provide radar coverage in a given area and detect any air targets, including low-flying ones. The advantages of an AWACS drone include the fact that it will be difficult to track the device to enemy radars due to the relatively small size of the drone, as well as due to the use of stealth technologies.

    https://rg.ru/2021/10/11/bespilotnik-dalnego-radiolokacionnogo-obnaruzheniia-razrabotali-v-rossii.html
  7. Dikson
    Dikson 19 December 2021 10: 44
    +1
    A very necessary topic .. just urgently needed, especially for remote sections of the border .. our country is huge .., and for the north, such a machine would greatly expand the possibilities of monitoring the situation .. and targeting means of destruction ..
  8. sen
    sen 19 December 2021 11: 49
    +2
    The last photo

    https://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/13239829
  9. sen
    sen 19 December 2021 11: 58
    0
    Our UAVs are gradually moving ahead in some ways.
    In the video, the Orion strike UAV rises into the air, and then, with a shot from the Kornet anti-tank missile system (ATGM), destroys a helicopter-type UAV simulator target (VM-V)
    1. mitrich
      mitrich 19 December 2021 18: 05
      0
      And in what way are we ahead of the Amers and Jews here? In my opinion, they are 20+ years behind.
  10. gregor6549
    gregor6549 19 December 2021 16: 00
    +1
    There is no particular doubt about the capabilities of the new UAV to detect enemy radiating systems. Detection of such systems and transmission of data about them to consumers (ground and air command and control and PU) is quite possible to carry out in automatic mode. It is only necessary that the transfer of such data be carried out using methods of their classification. Otherwise, the transmitted data can be used by the enemy.
    There are certain doubts about the effectiveness of this pepelatsa to ensure automatic detection of non-radiating systems (especially maneuvering ones), since without the use of a human operator in the radar path, detection, capture for tracking, tracking and data delivery to the external control panel and launcher there is a high probability of overloading this path with a large number of so-called "false alarms".
    1. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 19 December 2021 22: 53
      0
      Most likely this is an analogue of the radar for the Ka52 and Mi28 helicopters. Mapping and target detection.
      1. abc_alex
        abc_alex 21 December 2021 00: 30
        0
        Quote: Zaurbek
        Most likely this is an analogue of the radar for the Ka52 and Mi28 helicopters. Mapping and target detection.

        I doubt it.
        The Mi-28NM radar is of a very specific design; it has a number of features that are simply not needed by a UAV. Radar Ka-52, I think, will not fit in size. And the energy of the drone is unlikely to pull.
        Again, when it comes to mapping, wouldn't it be better to use synthetic aperture radar? Vega has at least one such radar and weighs 120 kg.
    2. Barberry25
      Barberry25 20 December 2021 11: 37
      0
      well, it's like a standard - any military negotiations and data transfer is carried out through secure channels
  11. businessv
    businessv 19 December 2021 18: 01
    +1
    It is planned that after the opening of production, the company will begin serial production of the entire line of drones, including drums.
    What can not but rejoice! We were 10 years late, but I hope we will catch up.
  12. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 19 December 2021 22: 54
    0
    You can't put anything very powerful there ... of a helicopter type. Up to 20 km, probably.