On the Baltic fleet put new reconnaissance unmanned systems, "Pear", which made for a GRU Concern "Izhmash". Exploration of the fleet with the help of their intended inspect Preserving the probable enemy assault force immediately before planting. According to developers, system Russia is much cheaper in comparison to zabugornom counterparts. However, based on the data of the General Staff, said the UAV is unable to be used long-term, particularly in the military criteria.
According to the newspaper "Izvestia", referring to the statement by the representative of the agency, "Pear" can only transmit images without reference to the terrain. And to determine the type of object and the distance between them, he can not.
It is clear that the first "Pear" has been designed just for visual detection camps in Chechnya militants. And the machines themselves were seen as one-off, that's so severe load (operating) for them are impossible. But after the introduction of a transition plan for the Navy and Army digital control systems and communications, decided drones were also put to use.
At present, 10's "Pears" are used Airborne divisions and the GRU. In addition, two sets delivered to the Baltic fleet, and soon will have a few pieces. According to the plans of the country, these drones will be equipped with all army Russia.
According to Anatoly Tsiganok (control of the military forecasting center), compared with zabugornom systems, "pear" to take even better and more convenient. Price complex — almost 2.5 million rubles. In the West, for a purchase price of never working complex, even if he has some flaws.
It should be noted, "Pear" consists of eight aircraft (small) and 2 laptops with control (the base Windows XP). Any of the devices has two digital cameras that can capture images in the full visual spectrum. The footage is transmitted by a particular (secure) communication channels, while in real time, or on a computer or on a flash card. Magnifying optical characteristics, and also the matrix resolution were not disclosed.
These aircraft are equipped two-bladed electronic engine and the air can hold more than 75 minutes. For now, they can overcome at an altitude of 500-1000 meters to 10 kilometers, and then return back. "Pear" run with it, and it flies on autopilot on the points indicated on digital map.
Most of the devices "Pears" — imported. By the way, laptops, thanks to which managed systems, made by Panasonic. However, software, engine, body and transmitter — Russian. Although the transmitter also has some foreign parts.