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    Post  PapaDragon on Fri May 13, 2016 11:23 pm


    Speaking of this company (Transas):

    Russia Starts Flight Tests of 'Orion' Reconnaissance Drone

    Russia has started testing its "Orion" reconnaissance drone, a source in the military defense sector told RIA Novosti Friday.

    http://sputniknews.com/military/20160513/1039579546/russia-flights-orion-drone.html

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The expected flight endurance of the “Orion” is at least 24 hours, while the altitude – about five miles. The drone will also carry a pay load of up to 660 pounds.

    “At the Gromov Flight Research Institute [in the Moscow Region] tests of the medium altitude long endurance unmanned aerial vehicle ‘Orion’ have started,” the source said.

    The Russian Defense Ministry signed a contract for the development of the drone with the Russian Kronshtadt company, formerly known as Transas, in October 2016.

    Transas initially planned that the drone would weigh about a metric ton but at the MAKS-2015 air show the company's chairman, Nikolai Lebedev, announced the take-off weight had been increased by more than 400 pounds.


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    Post  zg18 on Sat May 14, 2016 12:09 am

    Russia: New ‘Frigate’ drone unveiled in Moscow

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    Post  PapaDragon on Sat May 14, 2016 2:57 am


    Orion UCAV render for reference:




    Info:

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1899626.html
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    Post  Flanky on Sun May 22, 2016 1:45 am

    Finally we are seeing some fruits of long UAV develpments in Russia. Keep them comming...
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    Post  Militarov on Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:36 pm

    "The Simonov Design Bureau, Russia’s sole developer of heavy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for Arctic applications, will organize its own production of engines in 2017, design bureau spokesman Niyaz Tagirov told TASS. Engines that will be manufactured by the Simonov Design Bureau (formerly known as the Sokol Design Bureau) will be mounted on aircraft designed for the Russian Defense Ministry, the spokesman added.

    "We have already completed the building’s construction, purchased equipment and are currently adjusting production facilities," Tagirov said. "We are organizing the local production of engines for our needs to mount them on military unmanned aerial vehicles," the spokesman said."Prototype engines are planned to be manufactured in 2017," he added.

    As Tagirov said, a prototype heavy unmanned aerial vehicle with a foreign-made engine is currently undergoing design trials.

    "The serial production of the military unmanned aerial vehicle is planned to start in 2020. By that time, we will have the sufficient level of engine local production ," the spokesman said.

    According to Tagirov, the work to develop the unmanned aerial vehicle for the Russian Defense Ministry is on schedule.

    At the same time, the Simonov Design Bureau is developing a civil unmanned aerial vehicle for Arctic applications on its own initiative. "The unmanned aerial vehicle can be used for civil applications to monitor ice conditions, map the sea bottom and ensure communications in the extreme North," Tagirov said.

    According to him, the unmanned aerial vehicle can be also used to transport cargo as its cargo-carrying capacity equals two tons.

    "The Simonov Design Bureau started developing a heavy unmanned aerial vehicle in 2014. The unmanned aerial vehicle is designed to accomplish combat missions in the Arctic," the spokesman said. "According to the technical specifications, the unmanned aerial vehicle with a weight of five tons should have an unrefueled range of 10,000 kilometers [6,214 miles], loiter for no less than 48 hours and climb to an altitude of up to 12,000 meters," he added."


    Source: http://www.armyrecognition.com/june_2016_global_defense_security_news_industry/simonov_design_bureau_from_russia_to_develop_heavy_unmanned_aerial_vehicles_for_arctic_region_10806161.html
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    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:41 pm


    Source: a small surveillance drone with a jet engine created in Russia



    MOSCOW, June 11. /TASS/. Small reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with a jet engine was created in Russia. On Saturday TASS reported a source in the Russian defense-industrial complex.

    "Work is underway on a small UAV with a jet engine," - said the Agency interlocutor.
    According to the source, the device will be able to fly a few hundred kilometers, but other details were not disclosed.
    In December 2015, reported on the development of another attack drone, capable of flying at speeds up to 800 km/h useful load of approximately 250 kg. As said the source TASS and its tests are "close to completion".

    Подробнее на ТАСС:
    http://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/3356680
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    Post  zg18 on Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:49 am

    UAV "Forpost" in Hmeyim base, Syria


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    Post  Vann7 on Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:34 am



    Its debkka file , so 95% of their claims are BS..
    But will report it anyway.

    According to this pro ISraeli propagandist site. A drone from Syria flew
    over Golan heights (which they claim is Israeli) but Syria claims is theirs land ,
    same with United Nations and Russia.

    The drone flew from Syria to Golam heights for hours are Israel fired 3 very expensive missiles..
    2 of them Patriot missiles worth of 1 million each , and another missile too..and all of them
    failed to intercept the drone.

    http://debka.com/article/25556/Intruding-drone-likely-Russian-IDF-not-notified

    The conclusion of the news paper is that the drone was Russian and was sending
    information of Israeli positions to Golan Heights back and return.



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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:06 pm

    Russia experienced in Syria drones on hydrogen fuel

    "Those drones that have been used in Syria, not all, but there were a lot of flying in the hydrogen fuel That is, they are long enough to hold in the air, producing constantly hydrogen, allowing the mover to replenish energy.", - Told the agency .

    Russian drones printed equip engines

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    Post  theking950 on Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:38 am

    does russia show interres on isreal iai heron tp
    alo call iai eitan

    4650 kg  with more 1000 kg capcity can be armed rane over 7000 km
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    Post  George1 on Sat Aug 06, 2016 4:25 am

    Prototype UAV "Altair" has begun flight tests



    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2055692.html


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    Post  SeigSoloyvov on Sat Aug 06, 2016 5:06 pm

    George1 wrote:Prototype UAV "Altair" has begun flight tests



    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2055692.html

    hope they remove the propellers int he final version.
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    Post  GarryB on Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:58 pm

    Do you mean make it a jet powered aircraft?

    Or do you mean make it a glider?


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    Post  kvs on Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:16 pm

    GarryB wrote:Do you mean make it a jet powered aircraft?

    Or do you mean make it a glider?

    Jets are cool Smile

    A UAV needs persistence so propellers are perfect for the job.
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    Post  Project Canada on Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:23 pm


    Is having 2 engine propellers better than 1? (Predator)
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    Post  SeigSoloyvov on Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:52 pm

    GarryB wrote:Do you mean make it a jet powered aircraft?

    Or do you mean make it a glider?

    Jet powered drone yes, Nothing against Props but Russia should have good enough engines that will offer more in terms of speed and maneuverability.



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    Post  SeigSoloyvov on Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:54 pm

    Project Canada wrote:
    Is having 2 engine propellers better than 1? (Predator)

    Hard to say I don't count stats until something enters Mass production, because then we know what the general characteristics are.

    Rather then in testing/Pre-Production things change.

    I assume they tho Russia who makes the best Jet/rocket engines could easily put some on that thing and outmatch those props.
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    Post  kvs on Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:33 am

    Project Canada wrote:
    Is having 2 engine propellers better than 1? (Predator)

    Two engines is always better than one. In case of failure the aircraft can still make it back to base in one piece. This is actually
    of value for UAVs since they may operate in a quiet mode in terms of data transmissions and could accumulate intel on board
    for retrieval later.

    Somehow I think that Russian companies have enough skilled staff to work through various scenarios based on criteria imposed by
    the buyer. For sure they are doing a better job than internet experts such as us.
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    Post  GarryB on Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:04 am

    It really depends on the mission of the aircraft.

    For long periods of low to medium speed loitering then props would be rather better than jets.

    High speed reduces transit time but also reduces endurance and time on station.

    Manouver capability is largely irrelevant in terms of an unmanned aerial drone... a tight turning circle is quite unimportant... you will find UAVs performing a wide circular or oval orbit around a target area... it certainly wont be pulling high gs in doing so... the ability to fly at low speed would be more valuable here too.


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    Post  theking950 on Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:56 am

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JChwrALofLQ

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    Post  r111 on Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:56 pm

    Would be interesting to see strike UAV provide CAS in Aleppo-like setting.

    Saturate the area with a number of UAV, always (7x24) loitering, targeting advancing units, resupply traffic and may be even VBIED. Stay in close, secure contact with troops on the ground, say company-level.

    While in theory UAV could be used strictly for target detection and lasing, with HE being delivered by rocket launchers on the ground or even guided artillery shells, having short-range Hermes or even Ataka-type UAV munitions right on-board means more immediacy, a giant plus in case of VBIEDs.

    2 basic warheads - Brimstone-size for minimal collateral and 20K+ TE for buildings and advancing units.

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    Post  Vann7 on Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:56 am

    theking950 wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JChwrALofLQ

    Such small kamikazi drone could have been a major difference ,game changing weapon
    in Syria for Russia. Is very silent . Terrorist will not know is there and will even enter deep
    inside any enemy zone ,including an open window. so precision will be very high.

    Does Russia have a suicide drone like UVision Hero 30 ?

    If they are cheap , Russia will save a Lot of money its airforce just buying a thousand of them.
    And enjoy the show of How Terrorist will never predict when anything will hit them.

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    Post  GarryB on Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:55 am

    They have a very simple and very cheap suicide drone called an FAB-500 that can be released from an altitude where those on the ground wont even know they are there... they are likely producing tens of thousands of them and wont run out any time soon.

    Really... people need to stop looking at the newest fad and think about what the new technology actually brings that is new rather than they hype from the manufacturers and marketing departments.


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    Post  r111 on Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:27 pm

    GarryB wrote:They have a very simple and very cheap suicide drone called an FAB-500 that can be released from an altitude where those on the ground wont even know they are there... they are likely producing tens of thousands of them and wont run out any time soon.

    Really... people need to stop looking at the newest fad and think about what the new technology actually brings that is new rather than they hype from the manufacturers and marketing departments.

    The super aiming sight that turns gravity bombs into precision munitions is brilliant. But there's always time to target, making continuous air cover challenging. Then there's the moving targets etc.

    Not looking for a silver bullet here or any radical change in tactics, just a way to make life easier for troops on the ground.

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    Post  theking950 on Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:53 pm

    Vann7 wrote:
    theking950 wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JChwrALofLQ

    Such small kamikazi drone could have been a major difference ,game changing weapon
    in Syria for Russia. Is very silent . Terrorist will not know is there and will even enter deep
    inside any enemy zone ,including an open window. so precision will be very high.

    Does Russia have a suicide drone like UVision Hero 30 ?

    If they are cheap , Russia will save a Lot of money its airforce just buying a thousand of them.
    And enjoy the show of  How Terrorist will never predict when anything will hit them.

    i dont know if russia have that isreal invate even usa consider use it isreal have some kind of kamikaza drone like herop and more
    this is good for speical units

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