The new composite kamikaze drone "BAS-80" was transferred to the special operation zone for testing in combat conditions

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The new composite kamikaze drone "BAS-80" was transferred to the special operation zone for testing in combat conditions

The Russian military may soon be armed with a new kamikaze drone; the drone has entered the testing stage. According to the managing director of the NPO "Android Technology" Evgeniy Dudorov, the couple drones transferred to the "Royal Wolves" group for testing in the special operation zone.

The new drone is made of composite materials, which significantly reduces its weight. The drone turned out to be light and compact due to its folding wings, which open after take-off. The drone is launched from the launch container using the mortar method using a powder charge. The container itself is a special tube that can be easily carried by one soldier. Weighing 1,7 kg, the drone carries a charge weighing 500 grams.



We gave the Tsar's Wolves a couple of our BAS-80s so that our colleagues, during experimental combat operation, could find the best ways to use it, and also recommend which components are best installed based on operating conditions

- leads RIA News Dudorov's words.


According to the developers, the drone is capable of striking at ranges of up to 30 km, its maximum speed is 130 km/h, and its flight altitude is 200 meters. As already mentioned, the mass of the combat charge is 500 grams, but it is possible to increase it to 2 kg to destroy heavy armored vehicles at a closer range.

It is worth noting that Android Technology has been cooperating with the Royal Wolves group for a long time; they previously jointly tested the Marker robotic combat platforms in the special operation zone.
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    1. +2
      18 September 2023
      only 500 gram charge? It turns out that only infantry and ordinary vehicles will be able to work? 2-3 kilograms at least there would be a charge.... oh the charge is not enough, not enough....

      Well, at least it was a kilo.
      1. +4
        18 September 2023
        As already mentioned, the mass of the combat charge is 500 grams, but there is a possibility of increasing it up to 2 kg to engage heavy armored vehicles at closer range.
        I haven’t read it but I condemn it! (p.)
        1. +5
          18 September 2023
          ahh, well, if that’s the case then it’s normal. Sorry, I missed this line.

          PS I don’t judge, but if 3 was the standard, and an increase to 5 kg, that would be completely different. For example, 3 kg with fragmentation filler for infantry, 5 kg for armored vehicles.
          The combat heads should be made quick-changeable. Once, I changed the purpose of the drone there on the front line.
          1. +1
            18 September 2023
            The combat heads should be made quick-changeable. Once, I changed the purpose of the drone there on the front line.
            As I understand it, the batteries should then be made replaceable - more warheads, less batteries. So that the total weight of the device remains the same. The engine will remain the same.
            I wonder if Lancets for armor work simply with a shaped charge or is there an impact core?
            1. -7
              18 September 2023
              Quote: abrakadabre
              As I understand it, the batteries should then be made replaceable - more warheads, less batteries.

              Right. Rogozin will approve. True, the UAV will fall right at the launch site - but this does not matter. But it's cool. Rogozin already has experience: he launched a gravity gun into space, and also with zero effect. But he made the world laugh.
          2. +1
            18 September 2023
            Quote: Nexcom
            ahh, well, if that’s the case then it’s normal. Sorry, I missed this line.

            PS I don’t judge, but if 3 was the standard, and an increase to 5 kg, that would be completely different. For example, 3 kg with fragmentation filler for infantry, 5 kg for armored vehicles.
            The combat heads should be made quick-changeable. Once, I changed the purpose of the drone there on the front line.

            Pills for greed)))... but I support...
        2. 0
          18 September 2023
          there is a possibility of increasing it to 2
          ..

          In words, there is a possibility. Any product made by human hands, if necessary, is modified. And this opportunity will be used, and the drone will be redesigned, if only the drone passes state tests, is in demand and the manufacturer receives an order from the state. I think so (s)


          In the meantime, I understand that one private company took a drone from another private company to try. And the state is still completely on the sidelines. These are not government tests.
          Well.. Rogozin will become popular as a toy, he will create and has already created a PR campaign, and that’s all.
          What else did he experience there? Some kind of ground drones, I’ve already forgotten exactly. And where are these self-propelled carts?
          1. -1
            18 September 2023
            Quote: Svetlana
            And where are these self-propelled carts?

            As one gynecologist said, they are not there either.
      2. +2
        18 September 2023
        Quote: Nexcom
        it works only for infantry

        Yes, like the Switchblade 300
        1. +1
          18 September 2023
          then you need to put destructive elements there, if it’s for infantry.
          balls from bearings for example. or metal cubes. so that there is a kind of flying F-1.

          PS Maybe this drone was made as a response to the Switchblade 300?
          1. 0
            18 September 2023
            Maybe this drone was designed as a response to the Switchblade 300?
            More likely. At the very least, inspired by this example of an adversary. And this is good. Just good. It would be great if the samples appeared not in response, but preventively.
      3. 0
        18 September 2023
        If you get on the radar 20-30 km from the LBS, that’s also good. Essentially a very highly specialized device against: sniper nests, various radars, correction video cameras, etc.
        1. +5
          18 September 2023
          20-30 km from the LBS at an altitude of 200 meters - very similar to advertising statements based either on calculations or on field tests in ideal conditions - when the transmitter is located at a height, clear and good weather, no obstacles in the drone's path (hills, buildings ), there is no electronic warfare. Now much heavier FPV drones fly a maximum of 10-12 km from the LBS and this is already considered the limit, they are protected from spoofing, the signal goes through a repeater and yet the picture comes with monstrous interference at such a distance, almost nothing is visible. You need a lot of experience to hit anything at 10-12 km. The lightest shot from an RPG-7 weighs 2 kg (PG-7M or OG-7V), the combat load of this drone is 500 grams - this is less than an F-1 grenade. Considering the transfer of as many as a couple of pieces for testing, this leads to the idea that this is all an advertising campaign with the goal of formally “testing a drone in the NWO zone” (testing a couple of pieces is like a joke), then try to get an order from the Ministry of Defense for the drone, which actually has a useless micro-warhead, with a clearly inflated range, but of course at the right (import-substituted) price.
          1. -1
            18 September 2023
            I completely agree. Total PR! 2 pieces for testing? What and on what to test? And most importantly, this is what it means to break away from society. Judging by the publications from Rogozin, he needs to account for something. But he never had normal, working connections. So it turns out, either a cart of some kind in one copy, or two grenades with wings and a motor...
            1. 0
              18 September 2023
              NPO "Android Technologies" is a private enterprise engaged primarily in small-scale production and development of small-sized and medium-sized brushless electric motors of various types. Which are suitable, including for drones. They have laboratories in technical universities. As they say, honor and praise to them, well done and we must move on. But why bother with such cheap PR that only harms your image? They have no competence in the development of optical-electronic guidance systems, nor in the production of secure encrypted communication systems - which means their “creative copy” of the Switchblade 300 contains Chinese systems. We haven’t heard anything about the Switchblade 300 at the front for a long time, because... This drone showed a complete failure in terms of price/effectiveness. I assume that Android Technologies only made the motor-propeller group and the composite hull. The paint hasn't dried yet, but we've already started doing PR.
          2. +1
            18 September 2023
            This is PR because a year ago they already tested LAOP-500 of the same type
            https://topwar.ru/201051-barrazhirujuschij-boepripas-laop-500-dvojnoj-potencial.html
            It's just that no one remembers anymore. You can call yourself by a different name and try to sell yourself again.
      4. 0
        18 September 2023
        Quote: Nexcom
        only 500 gram charge?

        Well..."the bird pecks at the grain and is full..."! For example, the Israeli HERO-0,5, Switchblade-30 (USA), Meraj-300 (Iran) are equipped with 521 kg warheads...

        Switchblade-300

        Meraj-521
        Don't these “products” remind you of anything? By the way, the Iranian drone has an expandable load: 0,5/0,7/1 kg...Doesn’t it also remind you of anything?
      5. +4
        18 September 2023
        The Soviet cumulative grenade RKG-3E has an explosive weight of only 390 grams. At the same time, it penetrates up to 170 mm of armor at an angle of 30° from the normal. If you provide cumulative ammunition for the BAS-80, then you can easily penetrate the roof of any armored vehicle or MTO.
    2. 0
      18 September 2023
      Aerocomposite probably makes the material or Yumatex?
    3. +1
      18 September 2023
      Now the main thing is that there are not just a lot of them, but a lot of them, right up to a company, or better yet a platoon. Then you can close your eyes to some shortcomings in control, electronic security, etc.
    4. +3
      18 September 2023
      Have you handed over a couple of kamikaze drones for experimental combat use? It's certainly powerful. They are probably hoping to collect extensive operating experience statistics from a couple of pieces)) This is a kamikaze drone, not a reusable reconnaissance drone. Kamikaze drones need to be transferred to a couple of HUNDREDS for experimental combat operation. This is if you do it for real. But the point is clear. After this powerful experimental combat operation of a couple of pieces, “Android Technology” will have the right to declare that “the product has been tested in the Northern Military District” and go to the Moscow Region for a check and a large order. It would be interesting to know the cost of this craft and its resistance to electronic warfare in real conditions, not test sites.
      1. +1
        18 September 2023
        Quote: Slon1978
        After this powerful experimental combat operation of a couple of pieces, “Android Technology” will have the right to declare that “the product has been tested in the Northern Military District” and go to the Moscow Region for a check and a large order.

        If until now this was an initiative development, and they did not receive funding from the Ministry of Defense, then what do you want from them? An experimental batch of 200 pieces, from a garage team, at their expense?

        We need to encourage small developers in the defense industry. Otherwise, we already jumped with our military-industrial complex monsters. Have you forgotten “70 percent of the latest weapons” before the Northern Military District?
        1. +1
          18 September 2023
          Quote: DenVB
          We need to encourage small developers in the defense industry.

          First, say THANK YOU and pay for the development of the product. Then invite specialists and ask: - will it work or not; what needs to be corrected; is there a niche for them; If they bring it to fruition, who will produce for the needs of the Armed Forces.
          This is the only way to move forward. And this is not new. Those who are older probably remember VOIR (All-Union Society of Inventors and Innovators). There they even rewarded people with rubles for doing nothing! And I thought, I’ll tell you, it’s much more fun! (3 or 5 rubles was enough for a white and simple snack!) My father often used this. bully
          AHA.
    5. +1
      18 September 2023
      Something like a light mortar, but longer-range and with adjustable ammunition. Considering its light weight, it is probably an ideal tool for DRGs and MTRs.
      1. 0
        18 September 2023
        IMHO, taking an 82 mm mine, screwing wings with a motor and guidance to it - that will be the norm.
        That is, make an installable flight, guidance and correction module for standard ammunition. Why not?
      2. 0
        19 September 2023
        Not a mortar, but a grenade launcher, since it’s single-shot.
    6. 0
      18 September 2023
      We now have our own Switchblade.

      Well done, copied it.


      Only they handed over only 2 UAVs, and there is a lot of noise from the “Tsar’s Wolves” as well as from Rogozin, but their work is not visible.

      Where is the footage of combat use from Marker unmanned wedges? Have you decided to sit it out and verbally talk about the super-efficiency of these machines, and then get a lot of money for a dubious project that is then never implemented?

      Isn't it time to check Rogozin's activities?!
    7. +2
      18 September 2023
      As an aviation engineer and aircraft modeller, I note the following errors:
      1. Carbon fiber, expensive, high ERP, low-tech, cheaper to choose plastic, such as ABS or others.
      2. The propeller is in the tail, efficiency and aero quality, hence the range is shorter.
      3. Electric drive, I’ll say our two-stroke KMD with a muffler would give a much greater effect than a bunch of batteries and copper in the form of an electric motor.
      4. A repeater drone and a target designator should appear, so that there are cameras and thermal imagers on it, and the rest are kamikazes.
      Something like this...
      1. +2
        18 September 2023
        Quote: air wolf
        I’ll say our two-stroke KMD with a muffler would give a much greater effect

        Are they still making them?
    8. 0
      18 September 2023
      Wasn't there a similar project called LAOP 500, that got revealed back in 2022, and which we were supposed to get an update on army 2023? Is this the same project with a new name or a different one?
      https://en.topwar.ru/201051-barrazhirujuschij-boepripas-laop-500-dvojnoj-potencial.html
    9. 0
      18 September 2023
      Now we have our own analogue of the American Switchblade.
    10. 0
      20 September 2023
      Where can I watch the application video?
    11. 0
      22 September 2023
      Quote: Nexcom
      The combat heads should be made quick-changeable. Once, I changed the purpose of the drone there on the front line.


      you don’t even need to change it, now combined fragmentation-shaped charges are in fashion - there is a cumulative recess with lining in front, and a fragmentation jacket on the sides. Two in one, basically :)

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