Russia has developed a new drone system that enhances network centric warfare capability allowing direct control from command points.
“Rostec's United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (OPK) has developed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) equipped with a new system adapted to hybrid warfare”, Sergie Soko, OPK’s general director was quoted as saying by Ria Novosti Monday.
“The UAV using the new system will be able to exchange information between command posts and intra-network with other UAVs in real time with no ground based intermediary allowing for a quick response time,” Sokov said.
The new system is currently undergoing flight tests on the Korsar reconnaissance UAV.
Speaking at the Russian MoD’s innovation day expo, Sokov said, “ Work on on-board radio-electronic equipment to boost network-centric warfare is completed. The system will be a base for developing new UAVs and they can be integrated into modern automated battle control systems.”
“The system includes an intertial navigation system, an onboard recording system and a software-defined radio system. The on-board equipment is universal and can be installed on any type of UAV,” Sokov added.
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