Russian army tests drones launched near Tula

Troop tests compact razvedkompleksa "Finder"With unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) Russian production started in the Tula region, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday Announcements developer of the complex, the managing department of unmanned systems Omsk Radio Plant named after AS Popov Alexey Topehin.

"In the 106th airborne division army began testing a wearable unmanned complex near acts" Finder ", developed by the Omsk radio manufacturing plant named after AS Popov. In the program test — running multiple training flights also carry complex and its preparation for the work to identify good wearable forms: one or two backpack, weight, build a container for landing, etc., "- he said.

Topehin noted that today the intelligence complex "Finder" UAV "T-4" — the only unmanned systems close the acts falling under the category of "wearable". According to him, the whole complex is ready for state tests, but will need some time to refine the product in accordance with the wishes of the Airborne Command.

"Commander of the Navy put the puzzle — a compact, wearable really complex unmanned reconnaissance that reconnaissance and autonomously acting on foot units of paratroopers could take with them even in the mountains. This is a difficult, time consuming task, as well as reducing the weight of the complex will inevitably lead to a deterioration transmitted them to "Pictures" area, time of flight and other features, "- explained the official.

He added that the results of the test set will be finalized in accordance with the wishes of the paratroopers, and thereafter submitted to the commander of the Navy again only after the implementation of the revised requirements.

"With all of this regardless of the commander of the Airborne solutions"Finder"Will be completed in one of the 2-probable options: either by cutting some features of the" light " complex will be carried and operated by one paratrooper and parachute in his private cargo container SC-30, or the properties of the complex, including the duration of the flight will be improved, but with all this complex will be transferred to the 2-backpacks with 2 Marines "- said Topehin .

He stressed that even in the 2nd version of the total weight of the complex does not exceed 10 kg, and an antenna for communication with the UAV will, as at present, be raised directly from the backpack while driving, and not exposed to the ground, like other compact complexes with UAVs.

On the question of whether the targets complex only airborne or on the strength of the overall mission as a whole, Topehin replied that nedavneshney exhibition "Interpolitex-2012" "Finder" was demonstrated by the Army intelligence chief, Colonel Vladimir Marusina.

"He (Marusin) expressed intrigued in our complex. Paratroopers from the same work for 2-reasons: 1-x, for sure, no one in the current Armed cilah no combat experience, such as the commander of the Navy General Shamanov, and in the -2, if the complex in the modified form of it, fit the paratroopers, then just come up and infantry, airborne because the more stringent requirements, "- said the developer of the complex.

Complex "Seeker" is from the base station, which is located in the knapsack, a tablet computer (it is broadcast camera images drones and he also serves as a management console drones) and 2-unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) "T-4" weighing 1.3 kilograms each. UAVs are launched "with hands", the duration of the flight machine — 40 minutes. A better picture of the countryside it passes from a height of 200 meters above the surface, but can rise to a height of four thousand meters above sea level, in other words, to work in the criteria of the highlands. UAV to equip electronic engine, wing span of the device — 0.6 meters. The approximate price of the complex "Finder"With 2 drones is about 3 million rubles.

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