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US Navy amplified by helicopter drone

US military sailors announced their desire to purchase reconnaissance Drones L-3 Valkyrie, combining the maneuverability of a helicopter with the speed of an aircraft. The cost of one device is $1 million.

Valkyrie has released the company L-3, which supplies equipment to the American the fleet. The UAV belongs to the family of gyroplanes - rotorcraft, whose blades rotate under the influence of aerodynamic forces. Due to this, gyroplanes surpass planes and helicopters in safety - in the event of a motor failure, the drone does not fall, but gradually decreases due to the autorotation effect.

Valkyrie is a purely reconnaissance UAV, it can be launched from the ship and ascend to an altitude of 1,5 km. During the flight, the drone camera covers up to 53 km of space. The case of the device is made of carbon fiber.

A month ago, the US Navy bought 14 helicopter-type MQ-8C Fire Scout drones, each weighing 2,7 tons. They will go into service in 2014 year. This large drone is designed to explore and transport cargo to 450 kg. One helicopter can be airborne for up to 24 hours. The armed version of the MQ-8C uses air-to-surface missiles. All drones will be armed with a special-purpose marine force.

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  1. Nevsky
    Nevsky April 17 2013 13: 18
    And these all will not play enough ... winked

    a toy
    1. Maximus
      Maximus April 17 2013 13: 46
      Setoff !!!!!!!!!
      1. INTER
        INTER April 17 2013 13: 55
        Apparently, pentane members were offended with toys in childhood. So they play if possible)
        1. 755962
          755962 April 17 2013 15: 24
          Quote: INTER
          Apparently, pentane members were offended with toys in childhood. So they play if possible)

          Apparently they want to save the lives of living pilots .. that's all .. With respect.
    2. Pimply
      Pimply April 17 2013 17: 04
      Well, as long as the UAVs are seen as models, the Yankees will be far, far ahead
  2. LaGlobal
    LaGlobal April 17 2013 13: 25
    The US Navy announced a desire to purchase L-3 Valkyrie reconnaissance drones, combining the helicopter’s maneuverability with the speed of an airplane. The cost of one unit is $ 1mln.

    - I think this is a lot =)

    With this money it will be possible to purchase our KA-52 ALLIGATORS ...
    1. танк
      танк April 17 2013 15: 24
      What difference does it cost? When for yourself, at least billions apiece. Half of this price will go to the state in the form of a tax that will not be spent in just one pocket. You are like children, I swear ... Americans have about 10000 pieces in service drones, and only after Georgia we began serious movements in this direction.
  3. Vtel
    Vtel April 17 2013 13: 28
    Yes, we also have, but less.
    Radio channel radius 40 km
    Flight Duration 1,5 h
    Dimensions (w d h) 0,54 m 2,63 m 0,86 m
    The diameter of the main rotor is 2,15 m
    Altitude 3000 m
    Takeoff / Landing Vertical
    Engine type Petrol
    Speed ​​0-90 km / h
    Take-off weight 35 kg
    Weight payload 13 kg
    GPS / Glonass Navigation
    Type PN Video / Photo / IR
  4. Tambov we ...
    Tambov we ... April 17 2013 14: 06
    After the collapse of the USSR, the "most intelligent" fled to the West, taking with them the archives "Modelist-Constructor" and "Young Technician". So airplane modeling appeared in the USA.
  5. Nitarius
    Nitarius April 17 2013 14: 16
    [quote = LaGlobal] [quote]
    With this money it will be possible to purchase our KA-52 ALLIGATORS ... [/ quote]
    And whence our officials asked how to cut money!
    From amers! So in America, I feel the granny of our grandmother sawing for defense zakach!
    SPIRITofFREEDOM April 17 2013 15: 35
    Maybe when the Scat comes out, the movement will finally begin!
    Yes, and Belarusians need to cooperate !!!! 1
  7. tema2101
    tema2101 April 18 2013 07: 22
    Scat I heard somewhere in the series will not go here wrote about it. All of our current UAV developments are developments in the 70-80s of the same Israel. And it’s very disappointing that Skolkovo, I hope so far, is a place for taxpayer money laundering negative