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    UAVs in Russian Armed Forces: News #3

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    Post  Hole Fri Jan 26, 2024 11:57 am

    I suspect this is just playing around unless the stability performance of that drone is amazing.
    Drone is strong enough to carry a ATGM, so why not use a Kornet and put some optic with laser on it?
    Should be not much more expensive and much better to use.
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    Post  JohninMK Fri Jan 26, 2024 6:51 pm

    оби айоделе -Tboy🇳🇬🇷🇺
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    ‼🇷🇺💪A tiltrotor drone “Lovky” was created in Russia

    The purpose of the device is to reconnaissance and fire adjustment.This drone can accelerate to 200 km/h, its flight and data transmission range is up to 50 km, flight altitude is up to 5 km, flight duration is 1.5 hours.

    According to the development company, “Lovkiy” is 2.5 times better in speed and range than any drone operating in the North Military District zone./RIAN/

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    Post  lyle6 Sat Jan 27, 2024 11:07 am

    Gazputin wrote:did they just tell us how many compact turbojets etc they are making for Kalibres and UAVs ?
    otherwise these figures are insane ....
    and surely it must involve a lot of 3D printing of components if those numbers are true

    21 Jan 2024
    "Rostec raises the bar: in 2024, the corporation will produce 3118 aircraft engines
    The United Engine Corporation (UEC, part of Rostec) in 2024 will increase the plan for the production of power plants for aircraft and helicopters.
    This was stated by a representative of Rostec at the Russia Forum, which is taking place in Moscow.

    According to the presentation, in 2024, the output volume is planned at 3118, which is twice as much as in 2021 (1417). Next year, UEC expects to hand over 3,763 power plants to customers.

    This includes PD-8 engines for SJ-100 and MS-21 amolets, VK-1600V and VK-650V for Ka-62, Ka-226, TV7-117ST-01 helicopters for Il-114-300.

    Earlier it was reported that serial production of the PD-14 will begin this year. The engine should replace foreign models of power plants with the MS-21 as part of the import substitution program. PD-8 engines were planned to be installed on Be-200 amphibious aircraft."
    There was an article some years ago that Russia was investing in the company that manufactures the engines for missiles in order to raise its capabilities by some 30-fold. Yeah.

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    Post  GarryB Sat Jan 27, 2024 11:16 am

    Drone is strong enough to carry a ATGM, so why not use a Kornet and put some optic with laser on it?
    Should be not much more expensive and much better to use.

    The Konkurs is cheaper and probably lighter than Kornet, it is certainly a smaller lighter missile on Konkurs and being a drone it should be able to get close to the target without risk so massive range would not be needed.

    Watch this video and tell me it would hit anything at all at any distance...



    An interesting idea to deliver a Metis launcher on one drone and 3 or four missiles on each other drone for the launcher and missiles to be used by a ground unit the launcher and missiles are delivered to by drone, but launched from the air they wont hit anything useful IMHO.

    I think they could develop a light version of Metis that could also use the laser beam riding Bulat for weaker targets and for the sides of heavy targets... but they need better stabilisation systems first...

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    Post  Scorpius Sat Jan 27, 2024 12:48 pm

    Gazputin wrote:did they just tell us how many compact turbojets etc they are making for Kalibres and UAVs ?
    otherwise these figures are insane ....
    and surely it must involve a lot of 3D printing of components if those numbers are true

    21 Jan 2024
    "Rostec raises the bar: in 2024, the corporation will produce 3118 aircraft engines
    The United Engine Corporation (UEC, part of Rostec) in 2024 will increase the plan for the production of power plants for aircraft and helicopters.
    This was stated by a representative of Rostec at the Russia Forum, which is taking place in Moscow.
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    It says only what it says. These are engines only for airplanes and helicopters. This does not include engines for cruise missiles.

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    Post  GarryB Sun Jan 28, 2024 1:05 am

    Considering most aircraft they are talking about are either twin engined military fixed wing (trainer, fighter, strike, long range strike) or twin engined rotary wing (which is most of them), or civilian aircraft made in the last year would be four engined aircraft then the 3118 engines means between 1560 and 780 aircraft but most likely something somewhere in the middle, probably 3/5ths are helicopters with two engines and the rest are aircraft with two to four engines.

    Keep in mind that they are in the process of replacing old engines in existing helicopters, so they are changing the old TV3 Ukrainian engines with the VK-2500 engines made in Russia.

    Would it also include engines for heavy drones too?

    There are not a lot of those that would probably be included so I would probably discount them as the numbers of those would be tiny... maybe 3 to 4 for test model S-70s for instance.
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    Post  Kiko Sat Feb 03, 2024 1:08 pm

    Russia has developed a UAV with a completely domestic flight controller, 02.03.2024.

    In the Russian Federation, engineers have developed a UAV with a completely domestic flight controller.

    MOSCOW, February 3 – RIA Novosti. Young Russian engineers have developed an unmanned aerial vehicle with a completely domestic controller, the NTI press service told RIA Novosti.

    “A team of engineers from the youth design center of MSTU Stankin has developed a drone with a completely domestic controller for monitoring and delivering cargo in remote and hard-to-reach areas of the country,” the release says.

    The center's team is working on creating a UAV with a vertical takeoff and landing system.
    “We plan to reduce the contribution of the induced drag of the wings through the use of fresh research in the field of aerodynamics. Thanks to innovations, we plan to increase the payload mass or flight range by 20 percent compared to classical solutions at a comparable cost,” the press service quotes technician Semyon Korolev.

    According to Korolev, the drone will be built from modern composite materials, and critically loaded parts will be made from aircraft alloys. The designed device is designed for a flight lasting more than four hours. When fully loaded, it will be able to cover about 250 kilometers, with a cruising speed of 60 kilometers per hour. Now the center is working on an experimental version of the drone, which will carry about a kilogram of cargo.

    “The main distinguishing feature of our solution is the implementation of a flight controller using Russian electronic component base. Using a domestic solution has many advantages - from the availability of support and assistance in adapting the solution for a specific client drone, to advantages when assessed in the register of the Ministry of Industry and Trade ,” explained Korolev.

    The team plans to bring a flight controller with a domestic element base to the market in the third quarter of 2024, the NTI press service clarified. The target audience of the development is residents of remote and hard-to-reach areas. Most of such territories are in Siberia and the North ; According to Rosstat , about 500 thousand people now live there. In addition, a drone for delivering goods may be in demand by specialists from the Ministry of Emergency Situations , the oil industry and in the field of geological exploration, Korolev added.

    https://ria.ru/20240203/bespilotnik-1925170191.html

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    Post  Hole Sat Feb 10, 2024 4:26 pm

    Shoigu visited some factories producing drones.
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    Post  ALAMO Sat Feb 10, 2024 4:54 pm

    The one on top is Zala Kub-BLA.
    It is smaller range - 40 km, low altitude - 300+m, and slow speed - 80 km/h kamikaze.
    Comments in the background are that it can already operate against stationary targets according to given coordinates, but soon it will be getting AI algorithms allowing independent target acquire/recognition and attack.
    As far as I remember, they have already tested that mode in Syria for recon, when a drone was tasked with monitoring and registering different types of targets while flying by.

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    Post  GarryB Sun Feb 11, 2024 6:29 am

    Drone is strong enough to carry a ATGM, so why not use a Kornet and put some optic with laser on it?

    I have been thinking about it and I rather think the best solution is two drones... one a conventional takeoff and landing drone with a large wing and long endurance and a good camera and laser target marking system that flies at 6-7km altitude that finds targets and marks them, working together with this drone carrying an 8 tube rocket pod carrying laser homing unguided 57mm or 80mm rockets with shaped charge warheads.

    The drone carrying the cameras and marking the targets can fly high and be rather hard to take out... most AA guns are not effective to 7km altitude and MANPADS wont reach that high either and the RCS and IR signature can be tiny, so the only thing that will give it away is the IR laser flashing occasionally to mark the targets during the attack.

    The drone carrying the rockets wont need to hover in line of sight of the target while the missile travels to the target so it can pop up and launch or even loft the rockets over cover and never be visible to the target at all... the laser homing meaning most of the time you will get hits at max range without exposing your launcher or your recon platform to much enemy fire.

    From a defense point of view you would want to dominate the air which means aircraft and air defence systems scanning for those recon drones because if you don't find and kill them they can lead to a lot of damage very quickly.

    Of course you could operate your own drones to hunt over your own troops for enemy drones to shoot down... in which case a shotgun type weapon or short range grenade launcher would be the best weapon option short of a ramming design perhaps if it can be made durable.

    Comments in the background are that it can already operate against stationary targets according to given coordinates, but soon it will be getting AI algorithms allowing independent target acquire/recognition and attack.

    Imagine just 50 such drones flying all over the front line and enemy positions just collecting information on the location and types of enemy formations, vehicles and structures... the data collected would be of enormous value to planners and artillery and attack units.

    Real netcentric warfare where enemy positions appear on your map as they are detected... previously that was just computer game stuff.

    The other problem is dealing with all these targets and having these drones automatically attack critical targets like artillery vehicles and AD vehicles (ie moving and dangerous) makes them even more valuable. Finding targets like ammo dumps and fuel dumps is useful too but they wont move and can be dealt with at specific times... like if enemy forces appear to be about to withdraw... blowing up their fuel and ammo will make it much tougher... or should I say more painful.
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    Post  Hole Sun Feb 18, 2024 10:18 pm

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    Drones, drones, drones!  Very Happy

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    Post  thegopnik Wed Feb 21, 2024 5:02 am

    new facility to pump out 10 times the amount of drones from kalishnikov https://rostec.ru/news/izhevskie-bespilotnye-sistemy-uvelichat-vypusk-bespilotnikov-v-desyat-raz/

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    Post  thegopnik Thu Feb 22, 2024 10:35 pm

    https://rostec.ru/news/novye-elektrodvigateli-kret-dlya-bespilotnikov-proshli-zavodskie-ispytaniya/

    Specialists of the Ulan-Ude Instrument-Making Production Association (U-UPPO) of Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies have successfully completed factory tests of the latest electric motors for aircraft drones. During a working visit to Buryatia, the Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Far Eastern Federal District, Yuri Trutnev, got acquainted with the promising development.

    The plenipotentiary was shown a new line of engines for unmanned aircraft systems, as well as electrostatic precipitators. Yuri Trutnev set the task to continue and strengthen work in this direction.

    "The first experimental batch of modern electric motors has already passed factory tests, as well as tests as installed samples for the Storm-10 aircraft-type unmanned aerial vehicle. The products are made entirely of domestic components and, unlike foreign analogues, have a lower weight with a higher efficiency. The company is ready to put the entire line of products into production. For this, we have the necessary human resources and machine tools," said Vladimir Luchnikov, General Director of U-UPPO.

    Today, the Ulan-Ude Instrument-Making Production Association is the only enterprise in Siberia and the Far East that develops a modern line of brushless, stepper electric motors and generators. Similar types of engines are used in the production of aircraft drones, in industry and mechanical engineering.

    At the moment, the company has developed and is mastering the production of four types of electric motors, which were named in honor of the Baikal winds: "Sarma", "Khius", "Barguzin", "Kultuk". Each differs in a number of parameters, including power.

    https://rostec.ru/news/okb-sukhogo-provelo-letnye-ispytaniya-prototipa-bas-vertikalnogo-vzleta/

    Specialists of the Sukhoi Design Bureau of the United Aircraft Corporation have successfully tested a prototype of a heavy unmanned vertical take-off and landing aircraft. In the course of tests on a complex flight stand made of domestic components, control algorithms and operation of takeoff, hovering and landing systems were tested.

    Specialists of the Sukhoi Design Bureau are working on the creation of a fundamentally new unmanned non-aerodrome transport system (BTS-VAB) on an initiative basis. The new civilian drone does not require specially prepared sites and airfield infrastructure for takeoff and landing. It will make it possible to solve a wide range of transport and logistics problems, i.e. to deliver goods for various purposes to hard-to-reach settlements where the transport network is poorly developed or there are no airfields.

    "Our unmanned aerial vehicle combines the advantages of an aircraft and the capabilities of a helicopter. The hybrid propulsion system includes an electric lifting propulsion system and a piston main engine. Vertical take-off and landing are carried out by means of lifting motors placed on the wing beams. After take-off, the gasoline engine comes into play. The wing increases fuel efficiency, and thanks to the possibility of vertical take-off, there is no need to build expensive airfield infrastructure and runways," said Evgeny Rubtsov, project manager of the BTS-WAB SUKHI Design Bureau of the United Aircraft Corporation.

    Take-off, flight along the route and landing are carried out in fully automatic mode, without direct participation of the operator. However, in the event of an emergency, the operator has the option to change the route. The new unmanned transport system is being created for flights within a radius of 500 km from the point of permanent basing and will be capable of transporting up to 300 kg.

    Successful flight tests of the vertical take-off control system make it possible to continue work on the project and ensure the possibility of operating a fundamentally new transport and logistics system.

    At the moment, the BTS-PSA project is at the stage of testing key technologies and basic technical solutions. In the future, after the completion of the development of vertical take-off and landing algorithms on the integrated flight stand, it is planned to deploy work on the development and organization of industrial production.

    The project is focused on public and private structures in the transport services market. The drone will be able to perform logistics, research and other tasks of any complexity in various regions of Russia, including the most inaccessible places.

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    Post  thegopnik Today at 2:47 am

    russian chips on drones
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    Post  sepheronx Today at 3:24 am

    should be shared in the semiconductor thread.

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