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    Post  dino00 Thu Jan 27, 2022 11:08 pm



    Video of the production

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    Post  ult Fri Jan 28, 2022 12:11 am

    And another video from this visit.

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    Post  Krepost Fri Jan 28, 2022 12:47 am

    2 more videos.


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    Post  Krepost Fri Jan 28, 2022 5:53 am

    One more video

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    Post  Hole Fri Jan 28, 2022 4:55 pm

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    Large heli drone in the back

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    Post  ALAMO Fri Jan 28, 2022 6:06 pm

    The acceleration they gain with that stuff is mindblowing Shocked

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    Post  GarryB Sat Jan 29, 2022 12:14 am

    Going from a fringe interest of artillery and AF recon to everyone wants one has been a good boost to their range of types and performance of systems...

    They have certainly made a lot of progress, but there was a lot of progress to be made.

    I find the range of specialist weapons to be rather interesting as it can also be used on light patrol helicopters and light attack helos like the Armed Ansat helicopter too.
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    Post  George1 Sun Jan 30, 2022 2:50 am

    Satellite communication system for Russian unmanned aerial vehicles

    January 29th, 11:00 pm
    As our blog has already reported , during a visit on January 27, 2022, by the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Sergei Shoigu, to the first specialized plant in Russia for the production of large-sized military unmanned aerial vehicles built by JSC Kronstadt in Dubna near Moscow, the Minister, among other things, was shown the first flight model of an unmanned aerial vehicle performed by Inohodets-BLA-S (Orion-S), equipped with satellite communication system equipment. Antenna of the antenna-feeder system "Accent-SM" of the satellite communication system on the manufactured in the workshop

    The resource "Military Informant" in the social network "VKontakte" published an interesting material by Konstantin Mirza with details about the domestic product installed on this UAV for organizing mobile satellite communications (SOTM), developed and manufactured by the Smolensk JSC "Research Institute of Modern Telecommunication Technologies" ( Research Institute STT, plant "Edelweiss").

    The UAV is equipped with small-sized satellite communication system equipment with the Accent-SM auto-tracking system, which has the following functionality:

    - ensuring data transmission via satellite communication channels;

    - provision of duplex transmission of data, text and voice information via satellite communication channels;
    - installation on stationary and mobile objects (with an autonomous navigation system) with the ability to work on the move;

    - the possibility of using a set of equipment as a "ground" and "on-board" part of the satellite communication system;

    - guidance and auto-tracking of a given communication satellite during parking and movement (when installed on an object with an autonomous navigation system);

    - interfacing with an aircraft autonomous navigation system via the ARINC-429 interface for the "autotrack" mode.


    Characteristics:


    Transmitter
    - Operating frequency range: 13.7-14.5
    - Power: 20W.
    - Antenna system gain (dish): 34 dBi

    Receiver
    - Operating frequency range: 10.7-12.7
    - Antenna system polarization: linear orthogonal

    Modem
    - Comtech EF CDM –570L(CDM –650) (stock version)
    - Data rate up to 5 Mbps, typical rate 128 kbps.

    Autotracking system
    - Range of rotation angles in azimuth: Continuous (360deg x n)
    - Range of rotation angles in elevation: -5 ... + 105 degrees
    - Range of rotation angles along the polarization axis: -30 ... + 120 degrees
    - Maximum turning speed on each axis: 20 deg/s
    - Accuracy of auto-tracking on each axis: ±0.2 degrees
    - Interfacing interface with autonomous navigation system: ARINC-429
    - Interfacing interface with the control panel: Ethernet

    General characteristics:
    - Supply voltage: +24…29.4V
    - Power consumption: 300W
    - APS weight (without RPU): 27 kg
    - Mirror speaker (cymbal) diameter: 500 mm
    - Working temperature range: -40 ºС…+ 50 ºС
    - Storage temperature range: -50 ºС ... + 70 ºС

    Also, the Edelweiss plant (NII STT) supplies satellite communications equipment to the UZGA plant for installation on the advanced heavy UAV Altius-RU (Altair)

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    Post  GarryB Thu Feb 03, 2022 9:23 am

    Not very clear.... is it a giant shot gun launching fragments or is it a net gun launching nets?
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    Post  George1 Mon Feb 07, 2022 11:41 am

    The Sirius strike drone upgraded for the Russian Navy will be capable of operating as a search and rescue and reconnaissance vehicle, the press office of Kronshtadt Company told TASS on Monday.

    https://tass.com/defense/1398817

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    Post  Hole Mon Mar 07, 2022 12:59 pm

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    Protasovo, new structures, propably for Orion drones

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    Post  George1 Fri Mar 18, 2022 2:48 pm

    Orion attacks



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    Post  Gazputin Sun Apr 17, 2022 3:02 am

    Another "major milestone" in the European Medium Altitude Long Endurance Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (MALE RPAS) programme was attained with the achievement of the System Preliminary Design Review on November 22nd.

    This "highly significant accomplishment" follows the European Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation (OCCAR) inviting Airbus Defence and Space on October 31st to submit a "Tender for the Development, Production and initial in Service Support phase" of the European MALE RPAS Programme.

    note the first word "Another" ...

    https://www.airbus.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/2022-03-airbus-selects-avio-aero-engine-solution-for-eurodrone

    "The Catalyst is an engine proven in flight, entirely developed and manufactured in Europe. As well as the Eurodrone programme, this engine has been conceived as ....
    100% ITAR-free (International Traffic in Arms Regulation), thus enabling independence on export chances and avoiding additional requirements prior export clearance."

    have you ever read such mindless drivel ..... ITAR-free ..... what is it ? a cigarette ?

    so this thing is
    similar to the Altius but after passing through 27 different committees and sub-committees and review boards and sub-review boards ... and .... and

    service netry expected 2027 ? .... hard to not die laughing
    Turkey is spitting out new UAV designs on an annual basis .... as is Russia now ....

    anyone who has watched Monty Pythons' "Life of Brian" will recognise this "organisational structure"

    The People's Front of Judea
    Reg leads this group of rebels that makes endless proclamations and "plans" but never actually implements or does anything .....

    EuroReg .... lol

    script ...

    REG: Right! This calls for immediate discussion!

    COMMANDO #1: Yeah.

    JUDITH: What?!

    COMMANDO #2: Immediate.

    COMMANDO #1: Right.

    LORETTA: New motion?

    REG: Completely new motion, eh, that, ah-- that there be, ah, immediate action--

    FRANCIS: Ah, once the vote has been taken.

    REG: Well, obviously once the vote's been taken. You can't act another resolution till you've voted on it...

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    Post  GarryB Sun Apr 17, 2022 6:15 am

    More of a post for a thread not on UAVs in RuArmed forces news section?
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    Post  limb Sun Apr 17, 2022 7:07 am

    Why is the altius not being used in Ukraine?
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    Post  Gazputin Sun Apr 17, 2022 12:40 pm

    its only in first delivery phase .... not ready for frontline action yet

    seem to remember they are pushing to get 18 built by end of 2022
    then they will get an order for 50 or so more as reward .... ?

    someone has to make the engines too
    2 per drone ... new engine

    I would only be flying them over my own territory for a while ....

    but hey .... what a brilliant way to rack up kms on a new engine
    on a twin-engined uav .... no risk of killing test pilots
    really clever in a strange sort of way

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    Post  Isos Sun Apr 17, 2022 4:05 pm

    https://www.uecrus.com/eng/products/bpla/36mt/

    Just find out that Russia is offering the 36mt jet engine for UAVs. It is the engine used on kh-59 missiles. Pretty solide engine for a UAV in the class of Orion and give them a higher speed than those propellers engine they usually use.

    Can also be used for a drone that simulates fighters to harass enemy air defence. A retractable lunberg lense to play on the drone's rcs and a basic RWR to know when a missile was launch. Fly around with big rcs and once they target the drone retract the lense to give it a very small rcs and be stealthy to the air defence thus making it spend missiles over and over.

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    Post  GarryB Mon Apr 18, 2022 6:56 am

    Why is the altius not being used in Ukraine?

    What makes you think they aren't using it?

    I would say high altitude fake drones that are just cheap airframes and engines and fuel and nothing else flying around at 10km altitude would be useful.... the only systems that could reach them would be BUK and S-300 so wasting those missiles and also revealing their locations when they launch at such targets would be useful

    But then fitting them with some weapons and optics and sensors so they know when they are under attack they can find the launchers themselves and release Glonass guided bombs to hit the launchers even if the drone gets shot down would be well worth it too.

    Bit drones are less expendible than smaller ones but still more expendible than any manned aircraft.

    its only in first delivery phase .... not ready for frontline action yet

    Isn't it funny these people complaining the Putin is weak and should have done this in 2014 also blame Russia for not having enough drones this time around... not even knowing how many drones they have or are using of course...

    Sounds like a good opportunity to test new equipment too... I would think they would have a few for operational testing at the very least.

    This sort of drone would be used against all sorts of opponents so seeing how HATO try to deal with it will be useful too.

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    Post  Gazputin Mon Apr 18, 2022 6:10 pm

    what is even more interesting re that Kh-59 and its compact turbofan engine
    Kronstadt setup shop right next to MKB Raduga in Dubna ..... who do the Kh-59
    same tech .... same labour force ...

    so thinking aloud
    a Kh-59 weighs around 1000kgs ....
    and ...
    Kronstadt has that mockup of the med-size turbofan powered Grom that they say will weigh 7000kgs .... with 2000kg "payload"

    if you stuck 2x of those turbofans into something you can have something around 2000 kgs
    payload ... ?
    using Grom as a guide .... payload = 2000/7000 = approx 30%

    30% of 2000kgs UAV = 600kgs payload - pretty useful for a quick drone

    btw did you guys see Charly015's
    article on the nasty decoys used on Iskander missiles
    .... interesting payload

    https://charly015.blogspot.com/2022/03/ayudas-para-la-penetracion-de-defensas.html

    meanwhile over at Roscosmos
    they are working on that Krylo-SV
    that takes off as a rocket booster ..... flies back like a cruise missile
    and lands like a UAV ...

    https://en.topwar.ru/189781-mnogorazovuju-stupen-rakety-nositelja-krylo-sv-ispytajut-v-vide-bespilotnika.html

    amazing stuff

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    Post  GarryB Tue Apr 19, 2022 7:45 am

    meanwhile over at Roscosmos
    they are working on that Krylo-SV
    that takes off as a rocket booster ..... flies back like a cruise missile
    and lands like a UAV ...

    I understand that to be a reusable solid rocket booster, so you have a launch pad with maybe four of these rockets linked together that fire and lift something up into the air... perhaps a sounding rocket or something with two stages that travels into space or a much longer distance, but once the first stabge boosters have burned out they don't just fall to the ground, they deploy wings and fly to a nearby airstrip and land like a UAV so they can be reused repeatedly and hopefully cheaply.

    Not really a UAV, more a self recovering booster rocket.

    Note on the Space Shuttle the solid rockets were not recovered but the huge fuel tank was but they found the costs of recovering it and repairing the impact damage created when it hit the ground, it would probably be cheaper to just use new ones each time.

    The solid rocket boosters were enormously expensive too but there was no point in trying to reuse those.

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    Post  Gazputin Thu Apr 21, 2022 11:38 am

    last I heard it was a small demo methane rocket engine and a 3D printed jet engine ... that I assume uses methane too
    it actually seemed to be implying they might even try to 3D print the rocket engine too as is done with RocketLab in NZ think it is

    https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=50671.0

    the graphic shown by Katya Palush-something in her Tweet
    you can see the 2x proposed methane rockets .... smaller one is the Krylo-SV

    the graphic "CCO" they say via a small upper stage get 600kgs into sun-synchronous orbit
    could be useful for Earth Observation type satellites
    or future stuff to ROSS in similar orbit ?
    or "fuel packs" for future space tugs ? ..... now there's an idea .... I like that idea

    meanwhile in satellite launch market
    competitor no doubt will be recycled ICBMs
    apparently Rockot-M is on the way .... sans Ukraine bits





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    Post  Gazputin Fri Apr 22, 2022 7:23 am

    WASHINGTON — So-called “Ghost” drones that are part of a new $800 million U.S. arms package for Ukraine
    were rapidly developed by the U.S. Air Force for Kyiv
    and have similar capabilities as armed “Switchblade” drones, the Pentagon said on Thursday.

    something tells me the fuel used by this UAV .... is either KY Jelly or Vaseline
    whichever is at hand .... or on it ....





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