Russian military department caused properties for the first Russian attack drones and issued the terms of reference for its development. On the development of UAVs, which will be able not only to conduct reconnaissance actions, and produce bomb and missile attacks, it became clear from the 1st of its employees «Transas». «Transas» OKB «Falcon», according to the signed late last year contract, will design and build drums drones for the Russian Armed Forces.
The device will create a modular type. Grade will depend on the task, it will be either intelligence with photo and video shooting, or observation and patrol. And of course, he could carry on for themselves rocket or bomb armament. The glider will be designed and built Kazan OKB «Falcon» and the onboard electrical system, a navigation system and management system, develop and create «Transas». Earlier time military department was interested only light drones for reconnaissance of the commission. Presented at the MAKS 2007 percussion heavy drone «Scat», which developed in the design bureau MiG not intrigued by Russian military and the project will not be further developed. Some Russian companies have tried to develop drones impact type, but without a military order, or rather from the MoD requirements specification, such projects are doomed to remain only on paper projects. As noted in the design of drilling «dry», the development of unmanned lethal shock machine can lead a practical matter what Russian aircraft company working with the Defense Ministry, but without a precise order is simply no longer economically viable.
Head of the Air Force A. Zelin previously made a statement that Russian UAVs by 2020 will have to stand in service. First unmanned aerial vehicle is likely to start up in operation since 2016, and in 2014 it will begin testing the first samples of drums UAV. Earlier, the head of the General Staff N. Makarov stated that the first tests will begin later this year.
Technical properties of future Russian UAVs have not been disclosed. As you know, reconnaissance UAV UAV zabugornye konkurentnst make a ton, and the shock of the UAV will compete with zabugornom unmanned vehicles up to 5 tons.
Presumably Russian UAV will focus on competitiveness with South American counterparts — UAV «Predator» and «Reaper». «Predator» even though he was initially built as a reconnaissance UAV, subsequent versions have been able to carry two anti-tank missiles. Airspeed unit — about 220 km / h, range of actions — up to 750 km altitude ceiling — up to 18 km. Flight time — about 20 hours, the desired load — 1350 kg. «Reaper» immediately created as a percussion heavy drone with a range of actions to 7 thousand kilometers, arms up to 14 missiles «Hellfire» class «air-to-ground.»
The advantage of the UAV missiles before completely naturally — it is an opportunity to respond to the frisky changing environment. For the Russian military when they become an indispensable winding up gang-formations moving across the mountainous terrain.
Not including design and build drones, and will focus on UAV operators, their education and training. Specifically, this currently engaged Israeli UAV, a small party that has already been acquired by Russian military. Specialists noted that though the drones and will get cheaper Israeli UAVs have prepyadstviya quality line of parts, such as optical-TV head and data line. But at the moment is finding the right Russian technologies and projects that can make konkurentnst zabugornye images.
«Transas» already has successful experience in the development of shock drones — UAV is «Watch 600», which can be compared with South American «MQ-1 Predator».
Acquisition of UAV incorporated in the state program for armaments until 2020. On a clear amount of UAVs, which plans to buy military, not yet reported.