Russia launched new tethered UAVs for the needs of a special operation
With the recent successful testing of a new drone tethered type in the interests of the command of the Airborne Forces, in Russia they launched the production of such UAVs for the needs of a special operation. This was announced by the Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Pavel Popov.
- said the deputy head of the defense department in an interview newspaper "Red Star".
At the same time, as Popov added, the manufacture of these aircraft, as well as their further modernization, will be taken up on the basis of the ERA military innovative technopolis, created by decree of the President of Russia in 2018.
Technopolis "ERA" is actively developing unmanned systems of various types. There are already 37 defense industry enterprises operating in the laboratory cluster. More than 200 drones have already been produced at its base, as well as 90 universal trailers for attaching ammunition to drones. As the minister clarified, all the equipment was transferred to the military units of the Airborne Forces, which are directly involved in the special operation.
Note that tethered drones have replaced old-style unmanned aerial vehicles that used fuel or batteries. New UAVs are connected to the power plant on the ground via a cable, through which the device is connected to the command post.
Earlier, the country's defense department also reported that the Russian military had received a new batch of 1B76 Penicillin artillery reconnaissance systems.
- Egorenkov Alexander
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