George1 Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:16 am
KRET: Attack drone can be created on the basis of the Yak-130
KRET has everything necessary for the development of unmanned attack aircraft on the basis of training and combat aircraft Yak-130, which will exceed the characteristics of the US MQ-9 Reaper, the adviser said first deputy general director of the holding Vladimir Mikheev.
MOSCOW, September 17 - RIA Novosti. The attack drone, which thrust-weight ratio and flexibility will exceed US MQ-9 Reaper, can be created on the basis of Russian combat training aircraft Yak-130, told RIA Novosti on Thursday, the adviser to the first deputy general director of Russia's largest holding in the electronic industry "Concern Radio-electronic technology" (KRET), Vladimir Mikheev.
"The potential for the modernization of the Yak-130 is still very great. At its base is possible to create an unmanned attack aircraft, which by its thrust-weight ratio and flexibility will exceed US MQ-9 Reaper", - said Mikheyev.
He noted that KRET now has "all necessary for this development, but for the realization of this task will have to make significant changes in the composition of the avionics of the aircraft."
KRET today is developing for the Yak-130 new radars and new optronic sighting and navigation system (OEPNK), which should allow the aircraft to significantly expand the range of weapons used.
Yak-130 - Double jet combat training aircraft of the new generation intended for training and combat training of aircrew and combat use in simple and adverse weather conditions, in air and ground targets. According to its flight performance and maneuverability performance is close to that of modern fighters at subsonic flight, which will solve the problem of pilot training aircraft generations "4+" and "5". He is unpretentious, and based on the conditions able to land on unprepared sites.
"Concern Radio-electronic technology" was established in 2009, it is part of the state corporation "Rostec." Main activities: development and production of complex systems and avionics for civil and military aircraft, radar airborne, the state identification, electronic warfare systems, instrumentation for various applications, electrical connectors, connectors and cable assemblies.