Purchases Russian unmanned helicopters to begin in 2013

Purchases Russian unmanned helicopters to begin in 2013

According to the source, is currently negotiating to supply UAV. "Production is ready, the complex has been tested, but the orders are still in the formative stages of the budget next year," — said the source, "Interfax." Russian security agencies will procure unmanned reconnaissance helicopters "Horizon Air S-100" in 2013.

This is a Monday, May 14,"Interfax" said a source in the military-industrial complex.

In addition to government agencies, state-funded, interest in UAVs "Horizon Air S-100" were the representatives of the company "Gazprom. "Other commercial structures, according to the source, showing a drone is not too much interest.

The package "Horizon Air S-100" will include two unmanned helicopter and ground (or ship) control point. UAV made Rostov company "Horizon", the Austrian Schiebel and is a licensed version of the unmanned helicopter Camcopter S-100. The helicopter can operate in all weather conditions, at any time of the day, both on land and at sea. The device has a lift of 34 kilograms, the range of 200 kilometers and a battery life of up to ten hours.

During an interview with "Interfax" a source in the military-industrial complex also spoke about the trials of Russian drone "Watch-100" with automatic takeoff and landing. As explained by the agency, the designers of ZAO "Transas" work out a universal automatic control system for the purpose of its use in the future development of unmanned.

According to a source, "Interfax", practicing the basic modes of the automatic system is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2012. In the second half of the year will be tested arresting gear for UAVs, designed to reduce the braking distance when landing aids.

UAV "Watch-100" has a maximum takeoff weight of 120-130 pounds and can lift loads weighing up to 25 kilograms. Autonomy flight unit for up to eight hours.

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