In Russia, created a line of universal drones "Joker"
Director General of the Central Design Bureau Dmitry Kuzyakin said that now the drone can perform any task without interfering with the structure.
MOSCOW, May 23. /EXCLUSIVE TASS/. The Center for Integrated Unmanned Solutions (CCBR) has developed a universal line of FPV drones ("first-person view") "Joker", which differ in the weight of the wearable payload and are capable of performing the entire range of combat missions in the zone of special military operation (SМO) . This was announced to TASS by the director general of the center Dmitry Kuzyakin.
“We analyzed foreign experience, the experience of the enemy, rethought it, added our own solutions, and based on sports drones made the Joker universal line, which today performs all the tasks that our fighters face. Drones in the line differ only in the weight of the payload carried, while This "station wagon" now does not need to be soldered, altered, changed suspensions on tie rods or hang additional equipment. It is ready to perform any task without interfering with the structure," he said.
According to Kuzyakin, the entire line of Joker FPV drones is equipped with a universal payload attachment platform. “I confess that we copied the idea from foreign-made combat drones, but deeply redesigned it and greatly simplified it. Secondly, we ensured the architectural integration of the payload control system with the flight controller circuit, which allowed the pilot to control external equipment, regardless of the fact that the drone Now it doesn't matter what role the combat crew plays today: the Joker can be anything, like its card namesake," he said.
The Director General of the Central Design Bureau recalled that, like ammunition, FPV drones have different specializations - reconnaissance, spotters, attack aircraft, bombers, miners, kamikazes and carriers of special equipment. “Previously, for each task, we had to make a separate drone and teach how to work with it. <…> Not only did our soldiers have to carry several drones on a mission, but there was also a need to convert drones from one role to another right at the front. on the effectiveness of the application and almost became the reason for the failure of the mission," Kuzyakin emphasized.
In addition, the specialists of the Central Design Bureau developed a standard for the supply of all end devices. "From a certain point, all settings, firmware and topology have been standardized. Now the fighters do not have to rack their brains on how to set up the drone for themselves. All of them are configured the same, regardless of type and specialization. And these settings correspond to the ground equipment of combat FPV crews," - summed up the director general of the organization.
The CCBR previously announced the development of the Tower antenna system, which allows pilots of combat FPV drones to operate from shelters or armored vehicles.