"Our military need modern high-tech armament. Drones are the most important tools for the Army of XXI century, and - as promised - UKROBORONPROM will supply the Ukrainian army with this important tool,”- said the head of “Meridian” "Vyacheslav Protsenko.
Domestic drones are compact and, therefore, low-observable. The electric propulsion system has a low noise level. The maximum height is 2 km, its speed is 120 km / h, and continuous flight lasts up to 2 hours.
UAV does not demand special requirements for the starting platform and the take-off enhancements: It can even take off from the hand. This device can be additionally equipped with day / night vision camera with 10x zoom, multispectral and thermal imaging cameras, a high resolution camera sensor background radiation and other equipment. «Spectator» can explore and monitor water and forests, oil and gas pipelines, frontier, carry out aerial photography work and to be used for rescue operations.
Unmanned aircraft system ground station can receive and transmit signals to the drone at the distance of 30 km. Command and telemetry channel transmits information about drone’s position, flight parameters and coordination purposes, providing programming of the UAV automatic control. Radio-controlled channel controls UAV in case satellite navigation and control target load are being suppressed. Video transmission channel transmits the image of the target load to the ground control station."
"It is also noted that the drone is barely visible because of their size. Electric power unit has a low noise level. The maximum height of the drone is 2 km, speeds of up to 120 km/h, and the duration of continuous flight up to 2 hours.
«Drone does not require special requirements to the launch pad and other devices for takeoff — it may start even with the hands. The device can additionally be equipped with camera day/night vision 10x zoom, thermal imaging and multispectral cameras, camera high resolution, sensor background radiation and other equipment», — stressed the source.
In «Ukroboronprom» also noted that the Spectator can be used in civilian purposes: to scout and monitor water and forests, oil and gas pipelines, state border, to carry out the aerial photography and used in search and rescue operations. Ground station for the unmanned aircraft system provides reception and transmission of signals to the drone to a distance of 30 km. Command and telemetry channel transmits information about the position, flight parameters and target coordinates and ensures that the programming system of automatic control of unmanned aircraft.
As reported, the inhabitant of Kiev Alexander Eremenko has developed a glider-drone, which weighs 170 grams, is controlled using the remote control, and the image from the camera (mounted on the drone) is transferred to special glasses that puts the military. «American drones are quadrocopters, which are now using our fighters are big money – 13 thousand dollars. I came up with domestic analogue — glider drone. His build is 3-4 thousand UAH. He is able to convey the image in real time at a distance of 1 kilometer is the best option, when the military carried out the liberation of a city or locality. If this drone can be changed, it can quickly and inexpensively restore it,» he said."