Inferno bomber drone
Inferno bomber drone
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Light and medium UAVs have gained special importance. Photo by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
The unmanned aircraft of the Russian army are replenished with a new model of equipment. It became known about the start of serial production and deliveries of the promising Inferno attack unmanned aerial vehicle. This product is an ultralight bomber and is designed to destroy ground and surface targets. The new UAV differs from a number of other models of its class by improved combat capabilities.
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A novelty for the army
The promising Inferno attack UAV was developed by Rustekhdron LLC from the Moscow region. This organization was created by a group of enthusiasts and officially launched in the fall of 2022.
Until recently, nothing was reported about the Inferno project. Information about it was revealed only a few days ago, in mid-January. The management of Rustechdron told the main domestic media about the work carried out and its results, and also revealed some details of a technical nature.
It is reported that to date, the company has completed the development of the Inferno product, conducted the necessary tests and brought the project to the stage of mass production. The first batches of new UAVs have already been sent to the troops and got into the zone of the Special Operation to protect Donbass. We are already talking about hundreds of drones, but their exact number, for obvious reasons, is not named.
The Inferno UAV was created as an ultralight bomber capable of attacking targets at tactical depth. To do this, he received a special dropping device carrying several miniature "aerial bombs" made on the basis of available ammunition. It is planned to drop several bombs at the same time, which has a positive effect on the strike potential of the drone. Measures were also taken to improve bombing accuracy and survivability in a combat situation.
View from the heading camera of an FPV drone. Photo Telegram / BEAVER
Curiously, the appearance of the new bomber drone has not yet been revealed. The use of this technique has not yet been demonstrated. Nevertheless, it can be expected that photos and videos of this kind will appear in the very near future, and the continuation of the production and supply of UAVs will contribute to their early publication.
According to known data
In recent publications about the Inferno product, some of the tactical and technical characteristics are mentioned and combat capabilities are named. At the same time, other information is not yet available. In particular, the class and architecture of this UAV are not unequivocally named, although known data suggest that we are talking about a helicopter with several propeller groups.
Judging by the declared characteristics, the Inferno can have a diameter of up to a meter with the appropriate dimensions of the main rotors, etc. The power plant is probably built in the simplest way possible - on the basis of electrical components. Accordingly, there is a battery of sufficient capacity and a controller to control several motors on board. The payload of the Inferno, as reported, reaches 4 kg. Based on this, the gross weight of the device can be estimated at 10-12 kg.
Only the range of the unmanned system is openly mentioned - 5 km. After solving a combat mission or generating a battery charge, the drone must return to the operator to prepare for the next flight.
The Inferno is remotely controlled according to the FPV principle. On board the drone there is a heading camera that transmits a video signal to the operator's glasses and ensures the flight. An interesting innovation is a separate camera aimed at the lower hemisphere. With its help, the operator must search for targets and perform bombing.
A device for dropping grenades from the Orlan UAV. It is possible that a similar system is used on the Inferno. Photo by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
The UAV is equipped with an ammunition dropper of a curious design. It has nine cells for miniature bombs, as well as a release control mechanism. At the operator's command, three munitions are dropped simultaneously; The size of the ammunition load makes it possible to carry out three such bombing operations in succession.
The design of the ejection device allows the use of different types of ammunition. These can be grenades of the VOG series in their original form or with an added shank, as well as factory-made specialized weapons for UAVs. The effect on the target and its effect directly depend on the class and type of ammunition used.
So far, not all the information of interest about the Inferno UAV has been disclosed. Nevertheless, the available data allow us to make assumptions and preliminary conclusions. There is reason to believe that such a drone has a number of important features and in some respects is superior to other modern strike systems of domestic and foreign production.
The most important feature of the Inferno is its relatively high payload capacity of up to 4 kg, which is several times higher than that of a number of common UAVs. Of interest is a solution with a dropping device with cells for small ammunition. It allows you to drop several "bombs" at the same time and repeat the attack. The vast majority of modern attack UAVs carry only one weapon and face understandable limitations.
The dropper is compatible with different ammunition. First of all, grenades for automatic and underbarrel grenade launchers are considered as an aviation means of destruction, showing a high destructive effect on "soft" targets. It is also reported about the introduction of specialized shaped charge "air bombs" capable of hitting armored vehicles, and in the least protected projection.
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The Rustechdron company solved the issue of drone control in an interesting way. For flight and piloting, the FPV principle and appropriate instruments are used. At the same time, the search for the target and the release of ammunition are carried out using a separate camera, which increases the achievable accuracy. Allegedly, the sighting camera allows you to bomb the target from level flight and without hovering. Accordingly, UAVs do not become an easy target for enemy air defense and electronic warfare.
Recent media publications have not disclosed the issues of the new UAV's resistance to enemy effects, primarily of an electronic nature. Perhaps the draft has taken appropriate measures, but it is not necessary to talk about them yet.
The declared performance raises some questions. For example, the range of the Inferno is still only 5 km, which is enough to solve some combat missions, but often there is a need to work at greater depths. Perhaps, in the future, as the initial project develops, the combat radius will increase and will allow for a more complete realization of the technical potential of the structure.
Initiative and benefit
Thus, the domestic industry continues to develop and put into production new models of unmanned aircraft, and new participants are regularly involved in this process. The Rustechdron company began operations less than a year and a half ago, but its products in the amount of hundreds of units are already entering the troops and are being used as part of the Special Operation.
New unmanned aircraft companies offer and implement various interesting ideas, and they are tested in practice. Thus, within the framework of the Inferno project, more advanced principles for controlling an attack UAV and a new device for the use of weapons were proposed. It can be expected that these solutions will show themselves well at the front and in the future will become widespread in various projects of unmanned vehicles.