In 2021, the Ministry of Defense of Russia will receive up to seven unmanned systems "Inokhodets"
February 27th, 15:35
According to the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, on February 26, 2021, the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, checked the fulfillment of the state defense order at the enterprise JSC Kronshtadt (Moscow), where a full production cycle for the creation of unmanned aircraft systems operates.
The head of the military department was shown the process of manufacturing composite parts for airframes for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), assembling finished products, as well as a ground control point for UAVs.
Industry representatives also showed Sergei Shoigu an aerial reconnaissance complex with a long-duration UAV with the ability to perform reconnaissance and strike missions "Inokhodets", a promising high-speed attack UAV "Grom", a reconnaissance and strike UAV "Inokhodets-RU" and a radar surveillance apparatus "Helios-RLD ", As well as a number of UAVs, which are under scheduled maintenance after combat use in Syria, in particular the "Inokhodets" UAV.
“Today we will discuss the state and prospects for the development of Russian unmanned aircraft, we will determine measures to increase the pace of equipping the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation with such aircraft,” the Minister of Defense said at a meeting following his visit to the enterprise.
It was also reported that in 2021, Kronshtadt JSC will supply the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation with seven complexes with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) "Inokhodets". Sergei Bogatikov, General Director of Kronshtadt JSC, reported this to the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, who visited the Moscow site of the enterprise.
To the question of the head of the military department - how many complexes will you supply in 2021? - Sergei Bogatikov answered "6-7". Each complex includes three unmanned aerial vehicles.
The Minister of Defense demanded to increase the production of UAVs. According to the General Director of Kronshtadt JSC, the enterprise plans to launch a serial plant in 2021.For reference:
JSC "Kronstadt" is an enterprise of a full production cycle for the creation of UAVs from their design to testing and certification. Since its inception in 1991, the enterprise (formerly ZAO Transas) has specialized in the development of on-board, ground and sea systems, military equipment simulators and interactive complexes.
On the part of bmpd,
we recall that the creation of the Orion multipurpose (reconnaissance and strike) unmanned aerial vehicle of medium altitude and long flight duration (MALE class) was carried out within the framework of the ROC "Inokhodets" under a contract with the Ministry of Defense of Russia, which is now part of AFK Sistema "The Kronstadt Group." The Ministry of Defense of Russia is used to refer to the UAV as the designation ROC - "pacer".
The contract for the creation of the UAS SD (Medium-Range Unmanned Aviation Complex) for the ROC "Inokhodets" was awarded on a competitive basis by the Ministry of Defense of Russia on October 14, 2011 to the company "Transas" (which then underwent reorganization and received the name "Kronshtadt", and in 2016 entered into AFK Sistema), which proposed the Orion project (Product 90). "Orion" ("Pacing") is partly the Russian analogue of the American General Atomics MQ-1 Predator UAV and has a similar appearance to the American device.
UAV "Orion" ("Pacing") has a maximum takeoff weight of 1000 kg and a payload weight of up to 200 kg. The length of the apparatus is 8 m, the wingspan is 16 m, the flight duration is 24 hours. The prototypes of the UAV are equipped with a Rotax 914 engine with a power of 86 kW (115 hp), equipped with a turbocharger to increase the altitude. The two-bladed AV-115 propeller with a diameter of 1.9 meters is manufactured by Aerosila. For serial production of UAVs, the Agat company, in cooperation with TsIAM, is developing the Russian APD-110/120 engine.
Flight tests of the first prototype of the Orion UAV (tail number 01) began in May 2016. UAV flight tests are carried outat the flight test base of the Kronshtadt company, organized at the Protasovo airfield in the Ryazan region. By the beginning of 2020, several prototypes of the Orion (Pacer) UAV had been built, which were also tested since 2018 by combat use in Syria. It is known that during the UAV tests at least two prototypes were lost.
In August 2019, at the MAKS-2019 air show, the general director of the Kronshtadt company, Sergei Bogatikov, said that serial production of the Orion UAV had begun. The first serial complex of the UAV "Orion" ("Paceman") (ground control station and three vehicles) was transferred toTo the Russian Ministry of Defense for trial operation in April 2020. It was reported that serial complexes have been significantly upgraded compared to prototypes.
In August 2020, the Russian Ministry of Defense and the Kronshtadt company signed the first serial contract for the supply of long-duration unmanned aerial vehicles Orion (Pacer).
In October 2019, Nikolai Dolzhenkov, General Designer of the Kronshtadt Group, was awarded the N.V. Prize for the development of the first long-duration UAV Orion in Russia . Ogarkova.