Austin wrote:Sounds good , So does it have just Radar or even EO sensors.
So know 3 UAV/UCAV under development
5 T UAV
1 T UAV
20 T UCAV
ANy thing else ?
From my mp.net megapost series.. http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?233668-In-Moldova-they-now-officially-speak-Romanian&p=6968235&viewfull=1#post6968235
NOTE: you will have to go to the link to my post on mp.net if you want to see the pics or other links I posted, because they don't seem to copy right.
Here's a list of the main perspective UAVs in development, no pics nor much information for most of them, but google them up maybe you'll find something
Inokhodets/Иноходец - 1 ton class UAV, 400km range (Tranzas)
Altyus-Ml/Альтиус - 5 ton class UAV, +800 km range (Sokol/Tranzas)
Okhotnik-B and Okhotnik-U/Охотник-У - heavy 20 ton class jet-powered UCAVs, up to 800km range (MiG/Sukhoi)
Gonschik/Гонщик - fast jet-powered UAV class (?), 400km range (MiG)
Albatross/Альбатрос - helicopter UAV, 50km range (Kamov)
Corsair/Корсар - short-range UAV, 50km range (Vega)
Roller/Роллер - helicopter UAV, 50km range (Mil?)
Here's a model of what might be Altyus-Ml https://servimg.com/image_preview...=25&u=17812518
A model of what's believed to be Sokol's supersonic UAV project http://img3067.imagevenue.com/img.ph..._122_559lo.jpg
There's also an unnamed project on the creation of a UCAV on the basis of the PAK-FA; so something like the beggining of a 6th generation aircraft I'd imagine although still a long way from it.
Now as for current UAVs;
http://missiles2go.ru/2012/11/13/uvs-tech-2012_2/ - Russian UAVs at the UVS-tech 2012 exhibition
http://igorrgroup.blogspot.co.nz/201...vs-part-1.html - a slightly out of date summary of small man-launched UAVs and small helo UAVs mostly; among which we can see some innovations such as UAVs that fold out from something like an RPG tube (edit: it's a Smersh-launched one - the T90-11)
http://roboair.ru/air-400x---carrier - nearly 2-metre wide crazy UAV complexes; they are launched from truck-trailer command-posts
https://servimg.com/image_preview...209&u=15113927 - Dozor UAV variant
https://servimg.com/image_preview...208&u=15113927 - Danem UAV
http://www.network54.com/Forum/21183...?action=signup - Lutch UCAV
Some recent UAV classes enterring service:
http://lenta.ru/news/2012/10/09/uavs/ - Orlan-10 UAVs (< 100km range UAV class, up to 50 units)
http://enics.ru/product?product_id=3 - Eleron-Z UAVs (34 are being bought)
http://bmpd.livejournal.com/658798.html - assembly of Israeli UAVs in Russia (OK, so they're not Russian ;P); 10 Searcher-2 and 27 Birdeye-400 complexes
Also a couple UAV projects with the UAE.. http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?233668-In-Moldova-they-now-officially-speak-Romanian&p=6972848&viewfull=1#post6972848
There are two UAV-related projects with the UAE AFAIK. The first is the joint Russo-UAE venture on the creation of a helicopter UCAV on the basis of the Berkut VL ultra-light helicopter (http://www.aviationunion.org/news_second.php?new=101).
The secound is the Russian purchase of an unnamed UAV from the UAE.
From what I can gather, the two projects are unrelated (http://www.navaldrones.com/Berkut-VL-UCAV.html), but they do seem to involve the same UAE company - Adcom. I gather it's their only UAV company.
Now, why would they buy UAVs from a UAE company like Adcom, and also agree to a joint-venture where the same company will use a Russian helicopter as the basis for a new attack drone? The company must be pretty advanced, right?
Right. You see, the UAE doesn't exactly have much of a home-grown military-industrial complex, much less a high-tech scientific base and engineer graduates every year.
But what they do have is money, and lots of it; which they're busy investing. A lot of foreign specialists too, and expats - the country is basically built on them. They also have access to Western technology, and Western expertise/specialists - and here we come to the crux of the matter.
Russia initially tried to aquire advanced Western UAV technology via Israel - but only got the stuff that's a generation behind. Now I suspect it's trying to slip around Western unwillingness on tech-transfer - by co-operating with a UAE company which perhaps does have access to such resources.